Infrahepatic cavocavostomy: expanding the armamentarium for the liver transplant surgeon.

@article{Perkins2009InfrahepaticCE,
  title={Infrahepatic cavocavostomy: expanding the armamentarium for the liver transplant surgeon.},
  author={James D. Perkins},
  journal={Liver transplantation : official publication of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases and the International Liver Transplantation Society},
  year={2009},
  volume={15 10},
  pages={1365-6}
}
We describe our experience with a modification of the piggyback (PB) technique for orthotopic liver transplantation in which the donor infrahepatic vena cava is used as the venous outflow tract. From May 1997 to January 2006, a total of 109 cases using this technique were performed in 101 patients. Collected data included recipient demographics and… CONTINUE READING