Is single portal vein perfusion the best approach for machine preservation of liver grafts
Section of Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Surgery and Liver Transplantation, Department of Surgery
Letter to the Editor
Analytical, Diagnostic and Therapeutic Techniques and Equipment | Hepatology | Surgery
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
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 of hepatology
Bruggenwirth, Isabel M. A.; Burlage, Laura C.; Porte, Robert J.; and Martins, Paulo N.A., "Is single portal vein perfusion the best approach for machine preservation of liver grafts" (2016). Surgery Publications and Presentations. 181.