Rescue of liver grafts from hepatic artery occlusion in living-related liver transplantation.

@article{Sakamoto1999RescueOL,
  title={Rescue of liver grafts from hepatic artery occlusion in living-related liver transplantation.},
  author={Yoshitaka Sakamoto and Yasushi Harihara and Takashi Nakatsuka and Hideo Kawarasaki and Tadatoshi Takayama and Kaori Kubota and Wataru Kimura and Yoshiaki Kita and Hiroshi Tanaka and Masahiro Ito and Kohei Hashizume and Masatoshi Makuuchi},
  journal={The British journal of surgery},
  year={1999},
  volume={86 7},
  pages={886-9}
}
BACKGROUND Hepatic artery thrombosis after liver transplantation remains a significant cause of graft loss and death. Retransplantation is a difficult option after living-related liver transplantation in Japan. METHODS Twenty-seven patients underwent living-related liver transplantation with left-sided liver grafts donated from their relatives. The hepatic artery was anastomosed end to end under a surgical microscope. Anticoagulant therapy was maintained for 2 weeks after operation. Routine… CONTINUE READING
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