Urgent revascularization of liver allografts after early hepatic artery thrombosis.

@article{Pinna1996UrgentRO,
  title={Urgent revascularization of liver allografts after early hepatic artery thrombosis.},
  author={Antionio Daniele Pinna and Craig V Smith and Hiroyuki Furukawa and Thomas E. Starzl and John J. Fung},
  journal={Transplantation},
  year={1996},
  volume={62 11},
  pages={1584-7}
}
Between April 1993 and May 1995, 17 adult orthotopic liver transplant recipients were found to have early hepatic artery thrombosis (HAT) after a median of 7 postoperative days (mean, 11). The HAT was diagnosed in all cases by duplex ultrasound. Thrombectomy was performed with urgent revascularization (UR), using an interposition arterial graft procured from the cadaveric liver donor, and arterial patency was verified with intraoperative angiography. In seven cases, intra-arterial urokinase was… CONTINUE READING