Journal article

Arterial conduits for hepatic artery revascularisation in adult liver transplantation

V Muralidharan, C Imber, S Leelaudomlipi, BK Gunson, JAC Buckels, DF Mirza, AD Mayer, SR Bramhall

Transplant International | WILEY | Published : 2004

Abstract

Arterial complications after orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT), including hepatic artery thrombosis (HAT), are important causes of early graft failure. The use of an arterial conduit is an accepted alternative to the utilisation of native recipient hepatic artery for specific indications. This study aims to determine the efficacy of arterial conduits and the outcome in OLT. We retrospectively reviewed 1,575 cadaveric adult OLTs and identified those in which an arterial conduit was used for hepatic revascularisation. Data on the primary disease, indication for using arterial conduit, type of vascular graft, operative technique and outcome were obtained. Thirty-six (2.3%) patients underwe..

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