Multivisceral ex vivo surgery for tumors involving celiac and superior mesenteric arteries.

@article{Kato2012MultivisceralEV,
  title={Multivisceral ex vivo surgery for tumors involving celiac and superior mesenteric arteries.},
  author={Tomoaki Kato and Steven J. Lobritto and Andreas Tzakis and Yehuda Raveh and P. Rodrigo Sandoval and M Ronchas Martinez and Linda Granowetter and Alvaro Armas and Robert S Brown and Jean Pierre Emond},
  journal={American journal of transplantation : official journal of the American Society of Transplantation and the American Society of Transplant Surgeons},
  year={2012},
  volume={12 5},
  pages={1323-8}
}
Abdominal tumors involving both roots of the celiac and superior mesenteric artery are deemed unresectable by conventional surgical methods. We performed three cases of multivisceral ex vivo surgery involving temporary removal of the entire abdominal viscera followed by vascular reconstruction, ex vivo tumor resection and autotransplantation of excised organs. We achieved a complete tumor resection with negative margins in all cases. All patients have survived with no tumor recurrence to date… CONTINUE READING
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