Title

Is single portal vein perfusion the best approach for machine preservation of liver grafts

UMMS Affiliation

Section of Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Surgery and Liver Transplantation, Department of Surgery

Publication Date

2016-05-01

Document Type

Letter to the Editor

Disciplines

Analytical, Diagnostic and Therapeutic Techniques and Equipment | Hepatology | Surgery

Abstract

We have read with great interest the article by Schlegel et al., describing a single portal vein approach for hypothermic oxygenated machine perfusion (HOPE) of donation after circulatory death (DCD) liver grafts. It is unquestionable that single portal vein perfusion adds simplicity to liver machine perfusion and may provide protection. However, the main question that needs to be addressed is whether this is the best perfusion technique.

DOI of Published Version

10.1016/j.jhep.2015.12.025

Source

J Hepatol. 2016 May;64(5):1194-1195. doi: 10.1016/j.jhep.2015.12.025. Epub 2016 Feb 1. Link to article on publisher's site

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Journal of hepatology

Related Resources

Link to Article in PubMed

PubMed ID

26836281

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