Intrahepatic venous collaterals formation following outflow block in adult-to-adult living donor liver transplantation.

@article{Yan2008IntrahepaticVC,
  title={Intrahepatic venous collaterals formation following outflow block in adult-to-adult living donor liver transplantation.},
  author={L{\"u}-nan Yan and Hong Wu and Zheyu Chen and Yan Luo and Qiang Lu and Zhongwei Zhang and Ji-chun Zhao and Wentao Wang and Yukui Ma and Tianfu Wen and Jiayin Yang},
  journal={The Journal of surgical research},
  year={2008},
  volume={146 2},
  pages={172-6}
}
A right liver graft without the middle hepatic vein (MHV) trunk is now commonly used in adult-to-adult living donor liver transplantation (LDLT), but it is unclear whether hepatic venous collaterals would develop in clinical patient just after occlusion of hepatic veins. Between January 2005 and October 2006, 56 consecutive adult patients underwent LDLT using right lobe grafts without MHV in our center. Twenty-four patients (42.9%) had MHV tributaries reconstruction. Vascular flow in the graft… CONTINUE READING

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