Percutaneous venovenous bypass in orthotopic liver transplantation.

  title={Percutaneous venovenous bypass in orthotopic liver transplantation.},
  author={William Kenneth Washburn and William D. Lewis and Roger Lewin Jenkins},
  journal={Liver transplantation and surgery : official publication of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases and the International Liver Transplantation Society},
  volume={1 6},
Since January 1994, we have used percutaneous placement of both the subclavian and femoral cannulae to establish access for venovenous bypass during orthotopic liver transplantation. Percutaneous subclavian and femoral cannulae were used in 36 patients of which 5 had portal decompression by placement of a cannula in inferior mesenteric vein percutaneously… CONTINUE READING