Branch patch for arterialization of hepatic grafts

W. J. Quinones-Baldrich, L. Memsic, K. Ramming, J. Hiatt, R. W. Busuttil

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Arterial revascularization is essential for graft survival in transplantation of the liver. The 'branch-patch' technique described herein simplifies this small anastomoses. Firty-two pig and human transplants have been performed resulting in 100 per cent patency. This approach may also be suitable for other small arterial anastomoses.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)488-490
Number of pages3
JournalSurgery Gynecology and Obstetrics
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1986

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology


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