Portacaval shunt and inferior vena cava preservation in orthotopic liver transplantation.

@article{Margarit2005PortacavalSA,
  title={Portacaval shunt and inferior vena cava preservation in orthotopic liver transplantation.},
  author={Carlos Margarit and Inigo Lopez de Cenarruzabeitia and Jos{\'e} Lu{\'i}s L{\'a}zaro and Jorge Cancino and Laritza Hern{\'a}ndez Rojas and Alfredo Escart{\'i}n and Alessandra Mora and Itxarone Bilbao},
  journal={Transplantation proceedings},
  year={2005},
  volume={37 9},
  pages={3896-8}
}
The aim was to study the advantages of the use of a temporary portacaval shunt (PCS) with inferior vena cava (IVC) preservation during the piggyback technique for the anhepatic phase of orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT) performed in cirrhotic patients. Two groups of cirrhotic patients who underwent OLT with piggyback technique were compared; one with a PCS (n = 57) and the other, without PCS (n = 54). Patients with fulminant hepatitis, retransplantation, portal thrombosis, and previous… CONTINUE READING