Four Separate Hepatic Vein Reconstructions in Living-Donor Right-Lobe Liver Transplantation: Case Report

Aktas S., Sevmis S., Ozgur S., EROL C., Karakayali H.

Transplantation Proceedings, vol.47, no.10, pp.3020-3022, 2015 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 47 Issue: 10
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.transproceed.2015.10.047
  • Journal Name: Transplantation Proceedings
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.3020-3022
  • Istanbul Medipol University Affiliated: Yes


Living-donor liver transplantation (LDLT) with the use of a partial liver graft was established as an option to overcome the donor pool shortage, especially in developing countries. When right-lobe grafts are used for LDLT, appropriate venous drainage of the anterior segment is critical for maximizing the graft capacity. Here, we report a successful LDLT case using a right-lobe graft with 4 hepatic veins that were anastomosed separately to obtain adequate blood flow through the vena cava.