Surgical anatomy of the bile ducts at the hepatic hilum as applied to living donor liver transplantation.

@article{Ohkubo2004SurgicalAO,
  title={Surgical anatomy of the bile ducts at the hepatic hilum as applied to living donor liver transplantation.},
  author={Masayuki Ohkubo and Masato Nagino and Junichi Kamiya and Norihiro Yuasa and Koji Oda and Toshiyuki Arai and Hideki Nishio and Yuji Nimura},
  journal={Annals of surgery},
  year={2004},
  volume={239 1},
  pages={82-6}
}
OBJECTIVE To evaluate anatomic variations of the biliary tree as applied to living donor liver transplantation. SUMMARY BACKGROUND DATA Anatomic variability is the rule rather than the exception in liver surgery. However, few studies have focused on the anatomic variations of the biliary tree in living donor liver transplantation in relation to biliary reconstruction. METHODS From November 1992 to June 2002, 165 patients underwent major hepatectomy with extrahepatic bile duct resection… CONTINUE READING