Insertion and management of percutaneous veno-venous bypass cannula for liver transplantation: a reference for transplant anesthesiologists.

@article{Sakai2010InsertionAM,
  title={Insertion and management of percutaneous veno-venous bypass cannula for liver transplantation: a reference for transplant anesthesiologists.},
  author={Tetsuro Sakai and Silviu Gligor and John Diulus and Richard McAffee and James Wallis Marsh and Raymond M Planinsic},
  journal={Clinical transplantation},
  year={2010},
  volume={24 5},
  pages={585-91}
}
Surgical advances using the retrohepatic caval preservation technique in liver transplantation (LT) has significantly decreased the need for veno-venous bypass (VVB). However, VVB still remains a viable adjunct of LT. The venous return cannula has traditionally been inserted using a cut-down technique via the axillary vein, but this technique carries significant risks for lymphorrhea, infection, or nerve damage. Since 2001, our institution has routinely used VVB in adult LT surgery… CONTINUE READING
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