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Segmental Liver Transplantation from Live Donors

Christoph E. Broelsch

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Product ID: DG-1688
Year Produced: 1990
Length: 25 min.
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The donor operation consists of harvesting the left lobe of the liver (left medial and left lateral segments) with the left branches of the portal vein, hepatic artery and bile duct, and the left hepatic vein. The grafts are perfused in situ through the left portal branch to prevent warm ischemia. The recipient operation consists of two phases: (1) total hepatectomy with preservation of the inferior vena cava using total vascular exclusion of the liver and veno-venous bypass; and (2) implantation of the graft in the orthotopic position with anastomosis of the left hepatic vein to the inferior vena cava and portal, arterial and biliary reconstruction.