Liver transplant with portocaval hemitransposition: blood supply with only hepatic artery is possible?

@article{Wang2005LiverTW,
  title={Liver transplant with portocaval hemitransposition: blood supply with only hepatic artery is possible?},
  author={Chengguo Wang and Tong Zhang and Samnang Song and Dian-rong Xiu and Bangyou Jiang},
  journal={Transplantation proceedings},
  year={2005},
  volume={37 5},
  pages={
          2163-5
        }
}
We present herein a case of orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT) with portocaval hemitransposition. The patient underwent OLT for hepatocellular carcinoma with diffused portomesenteric vein thrombosis. The unique feature of this case was that 6 months after the operation, because of recurrent carcinoma, the hepatic vein was occluded and the portal vein became the drainage vein and the hepatic artery was the only vessel that supplied the liver. Yet the patient survived. Regarding the unique… CONTINUE READING