Published in Blood Weekly, February 24th, 2005
"The use of operative microscopy (OM) has dramatically reduced the incidence of hepatic artery thrombosis (HAT) in children undergoing segmental liver transplantation," surgeons in the United States explained.
"We used OM (12-16x) in our early experience," but "changed to high power loupe magnification (6x) after 14 cases," noted J.V. Guarrera and colleagues at New York Presbyterian Hospital. "We examined our experience with microvascular hepatic artery reconstruction in 28 consecutive children (<18 years) who underwent living donor...
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