Randomized trial comparing pulmonary alterations after conventional with venovenous bypass versus piggyback liver transplantation.

@article{Isern2004RandomizedTC,
  title={Randomized trial comparing pulmonary alterations after conventional with venovenous bypass versus piggyback liver transplantation.},
  author={Maria Rita Montenegro Isern and Paulo Celso Bosco Massarollo and Eliane Maria de Carvalho and Carlos Eduardo Sandoli Ba{\'i}a and Jorge Issamu Kavakama and Poliana de Andrade Lima and S{\'e}rgio Mies},
  journal={Liver transplantation : official publication of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases and the International Liver Transplantation Society},
  year={2004},
  volume={10 3},
  pages={425-33}
}
During the anhepatic phase of conventional liver transplantation (LT), the inferior vena cava (IVC) is cross-clamped and venovenous bypass (VVB) is usually indicated for diversion of IVC and portal blood flow. VVB can theoretically lead to pulmonary complications due to the contact of the blood with the surfaces of the circuit. In the piggyback method, preservation of the IVC avoids VVB. The aim of this study is to compare pulmonary alterations after conventional with VVB versus piggyback LT… CONTINUE READING
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