Intraoperative measurement of graft blood flow--a necessity in liver transplantation.

  title={Intraoperative measurement of graft blood flow--a necessity in liver transplantation.},
  author={{\AA}se Krogh Rasmussen and A Hjortrup and Preben Kirkegaard},
  journal={Transplant international : official journal of the European Society for Organ Transplantation},
  volume={10 1},
Portal venous and hepatic arterial flow was measured intraoperatively in the 70 most recent patients undergoing liver transplantation in our institution. Impaired graft flow due to vascular abnormalities was detected in six patients. One patient suffered from arterial steal due to stenosis of the recipient celiac trunk with blood shunting from the hepatic to the splenic artery. Ligation of the recipient hepatic artery restored the arterial graft flow. In two patients we found reduced portal… CONTINUE READING

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