Imaging and management of postliver transplantation complications require an understanding of the surgical anatomy of liver transplantation. There are several methods of liver transplantation. Furthermore, liver transplantation is a complex surgery with numerous variables in its 4 anastomoses: (1) arterial anastomosis, (2) venous inflow (portal venous) anastomosis, (3) venous outflow (hepatic vein, inferior vena cava, or both) anastomosis, and (4) biliary/biliary-enteric anastomosis. The aim of this chapter is to introduce the principles of liver transplant surgical anatomy based on anastomotic anatomy. With radiologists as the target readers, the chapter focuses on the inflow and outflow connections and does not detail intricate surgical techniques or intraoperative maneuvers, operative stages, or vascular shunting.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||19|
|Journal||Techniques in Vascular and Interventional Radiology|
|State||Published - Sep 2007|
- surgical anatomy
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging