Cryopreserved aortic quilt plasty for one-step reconstruction of multiple hepatic venous drainage in right lobe living donor liver transplantation

Yaprak O., Balci N., DAYANGAÇ M., Demirbas T., Guler N., Ulusoy L., ...More

Transplantation Proceedings, vol.43, no.7, pp.2817-2819, 2011 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 43 Issue: 7
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.transproceed.2011.06.064
  • Journal Name: Transplantation Proceedings
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.2817-2819
  • Istanbul Medipol University Affiliated: Yes


Hepatic venous outflow should be maintained for the success of living right lobe liver transplantation. In cases when the right hepatic vein is not the dominant venous drainage, the anterior branch of the middle hepatic vein and the accessory hepatic veins should be adequately drained to preserve graft function. One-step reconstruction of the hepatic veins became a preferred technique to create separate outflow for each of the graft's veins. In this report, we have described a quilt plasty technique for 1-step reconstruction of living donor hepatic veins using cadaveric cryopreserved aorta and iliac vein grafts. © 2011 Elsevier Inc.