Published in Hepatitis Weekly, August 9th, 2004
"The incidence of hepatic venous complications in partial liver transplantation is more frequent than that in whole liver transplantation," scientists in Japan explained. "There are no reports of a surgical strategy for hepatic venous outflow block (HVOB) after living-donor liver transplantation."
"HVOB was diagnosed when the pull-through pressure gradient across the anastomotic site was over 5 mm Hg," in patients treated by N. Akamatsu and colleagues at the University of Tokyo. "Reoperation for venous anastomosis was performed if the...
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