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A new technique of side to side caval anastomosis during orthotopic hepatic transplantation without inferior vena caval occlusion

Belghiti, J.; Panis, Y.; Sauvanet, A.; Gayet, B.; Fékété, F.

Surgery Gynecology and Obstetrics 175(3): 270-272


ISSN/ISBN: 0039-6087
PMID: 1514163
Accession: 039089829

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An original technique of OLT with preservation of the entire IVC of the recipient and side to side caval anastomosis is described. The procedure has permitted the avoidance of retrocaval dissection and temporary vena caval occlusion. The caval outflow was respected during the anhepatic phase. The technique, requiring only one caval anastomosis, has reduced the duration of the anhepatic phase and the need for venous bypass.

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