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Portal vein grafts in hepatic transplantation

Shaw, BW and Iwatsuki, S and Bron, K and Starzl, TE (1985) Portal vein grafts in hepatic transplantation. Surgery Gynecology and Obstetrics, 161 (1). 66 - 68. ISSN 0039-6087

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Confirmation of patency of the portal vein by either ultrasound or angiography is a routine part of the evaluation of patients being considered for hepatic transplantation. Complete thrombosis of the portal vein usually has been viewed as precluding successful orthotopic hepatic replacement. In addition, some pediatric patients present with extremely small portal veins which, although patent, have proved to be thick walled and sclerotic. Our recent experience has shown that, in both of these situations, successful and complete revascularization of hepatic allografts is quite feasible by using a vein graft to ensure adequate portal venous flow.


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Item Type: Article
Status: Published
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Shaw, BW
Iwatsuki, S
Bron, K
Starzl, TEtes11@pitt.eduTES11
Centers: Other Centers, Institutes, or Units > Thomas E. Starzl Transplantation Institute
Date: 1 January 1985
Date Type: Publication
Journal or Publication Title: Surgery Gynecology and Obstetrics
Volume: 161
Number: 1
Page Range: 66 - 68
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 0039-6087
Other ID: uls-drl:31735062115567, Starzl CV No. 589
Date Deposited: 08 Apr 2010 17:10
Last Modified: 25 Oct 2017 01:55


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