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Intervention Protocol

Piggy-back graft for liver transplantation

  1. Kurinchi Selvan Gurusamy*,
  2. Viniyendra Pamecha,
  3. Brian R Davidson

Editorial Group: Cochrane Hepato-Biliary Group

Published Online: 20 JAN 2010

Assessed as up-to-date: 4 NOV 2009

DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD008258


How to Cite

Gurusamy KS, Pamecha V, Davidson BR. Piggy-back graft for liver transplantation (Protocol). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2010, Issue 1. Art. No.: CD008258. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD008258.

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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.

Publication History

  1. Publication Status: New
  2. Published Online: 20 JAN 2010

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Abstract

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This is the protocol for a review and there is no abstract. 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.