Veno-venous bypass without systemic anticoagulation for transplantation of the human liver.

Surgery, gynecology & obstetrics

PubMedID: 3883552

Griffith BP, Shaw BW, Hardesty RL, Iwatsuki S, BAHNSON HT, Starzl TE. Veno-venous bypass without systemic anticoagulation for transplantation of the human liver. Surg Gynecol Obstet. 1985;160(3):270-2.
A technique of veno-venous bypass without heparin has been developed for use during the anhepatic phase of transplantation of the liver. With this method, the ability to compress the temporarily obstructed vena caval and portal venous systems has made hepatic transplantation an easier procedure.