A simple hilar dissection technique preserving maximum blood supply to the bile duct in living donor liver transplantation

Yuji Soejima, Takasuke Fukuhara, Kazutoyo Morita, Tomoharu Yoshizumi, Toru Ikegami, Yoichi Yamashita, Keishi Sugimachi, Akinobu Taketomi, Yoshihiko Maehara

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Abstract

Duct-to-duct reconstruction is associated with a higher incidence in biliary strictures in living donor liver transplantation (LDLT). However, a standard dissection technique for the recipient's bile duct has not been established. Here, we describe a simple bile duct dissection technique preserving maximum vascular integrity during total hepatectomy of the recipient. The present technique might facilitate duct-to-duct bile duct reconstruction in both right and left lobe LDLT and, thus, contribute to reduce biliary complications such as biliary strictures. We believe that this technique can be a standard in the field of LDLT.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1468-1469
Number of pages2
JournalTransplantation
Volume86
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 27 2008

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Transplantation

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