Hepatic vein reconstruction in 152 living-related donor liver transplantation patients.

@article{Egawa1997HepaticVR,
  title={Hepatic vein reconstruction in 152 living-related donor liver transplantation patients.},
  author={Hiroto Egawa and Yasuya Inomata and Shinji Uemoto and Katsuhiro Asonuma and Tetsuya Kiuchi and Hideaki Okajima and Y. Yamaoka and Koichi Tanaka},
  journal={Surgery},
  year={1997},
  volume={121 3},
  pages={250-7}
}
BACKGROUND Hepatic vein (HV) reconstruction is crucial in partial liver transplantation in which the inferior vena cava (IVC) is preserved. METHODS We reviewed the medical records of 152 living-related donor liver transplantations (LRDLTs) in 150 children (45 left lobe grafts, 106 lateral segment grafts, and 1 right lobe graft) monitored for 12 months or longer. RESULTS A standard technique was a wide end-to-side anastomosis between the donor HV and cuffs, consisting of the recipient middle… CONTINUE READING

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