Portal vein arterialization using an accessory right hepatic artery in liver transplantation

Siegfredo Paloyo, Seigo Nishida, Ji Fan, Akin Tekin, Gennaro Selvaggi, David Levi, Andreas Tzakis

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Portal vein thrombosis remains to be a challenging issue during liver transplantation even with the acquisition of innovative surgical techniques and years of experience. Most frequently, an initial eversion thromboendovenectomy is performed and depending on the extent of thrombosis and intraoperative findings, further revascularization options include venous jump grafts, portocaval hemitransposition, renoportal anastomosis or portal vein arterialization. Reports on these surgical approaches are limited although with acceptable outcomes. We present a 64-year-old patient with hepatitis C cirrhosis who underwent orthotopic liver transplantation with portal vein arterialization using an accessory right hepatic artery.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)773-775
Number of pages3
JournalLiver Transplantation
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jul 1 2013


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Hepatology
  • Transplantation

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