Piggy-back graft for liver transplantation

  • Protocol
  • Intervention

Authors

  • Kurinchi Selvan Gurusamy,

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    1. Royal Free Hospital and University College School of Medicine, University Department of Surgery, London, UK
    • Kurinchi Selvan Gurusamy, University Department of Surgery, Royal Free Hospital and University College School of Medicine, 9th Floor, Royal Free Hospital, Pond Street, London, NW3 2QG, UK. kurinchi2k@hotmail.com.

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  • Viniyendra Pamecha,

    1. Royal Free Hospital and University College School of Medicine, University Department of Surgery, London, UK
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  • Brian R Davidson

    1. Royal Free Hospital and University College School of Medicine, University Department of Surgery, London, UK
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Abstract

This is a protocol for a Cochrane Review (Intervention). The objectives are as follows:

  1. To compare the benefits and harms of piggy-back technique (irrespective of end-to-end cavo-hepatic venous confluence, end-to-side cavo-caval, or side-to-side cavo-caval anastomosis; or the use of temporary porto-caval shunt) versus conventional liver transplantation.

  2. To compare the benefits and harms of the different modifications of piggy-back technique during liver transplantation.