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Choledochocholedochostomy is successful in orthotopic liver transplantation.
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PMID:  6385383     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The viability of the extrahepatic bile ducts of liver grafts depends on their arterial blood supply, and consequently, on the patency of the arterial anastomosis. Thrombosis of the hepatic artery leads almost inevitably to necrosis of the extrahepatic bile ducts of the liver graft. An impeccable technique of arterial anastomosis is essential to avoid biliary complications resulting from ischemia. The low incidence of biliary complications (17%) in our 31 patients indicates that choledocho-choledochostomy is a relatively safe biliary procedure in clinical liver transplantation, especially when compared with other commonly used biliary anastomoses.
R A Krom; L M Kingma; H Wesenhagen; M J Slooff; E B Haagsma; C H Gips
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Transplantation proceedings     Volume:  16     ISSN:  0041-1345     ISO Abbreviation:  Transplant. Proc.     Publication Date:  1984 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1984-11-19     Completed Date:  1984-11-19     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0243532     Medline TA:  Transplant Proc     Country:  UNITED STATES    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1228-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Bile Duct Diseases / etiology
Bile Ducts / surgery*
Liver Transplantation*

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