Reconstruction of the hepatic vein in reduced size hepatic transplantation.

Reconstruction of the hepatic vein (HV) is not required in size-matched orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT) because the vena cava (VC) is replaced. In reduced size OLT, used for providing small livers for children, the HV is often implanted directly. Grafts obtained from a split liver in which the right lobe is used for a second recipient or from a live… (More)