Classic Liver Transplantation with Vena Cava Replacement

  • Stephen J. WigmoreEmail author
Part of the Springer Surgery Atlas Series book series (SPRISURGERY)


Liver transplantation with excision of the retrohepatic vena cava was the preferred approach in the early days of this procedure, but now many centres use caval preservation techniques. Classic liver transplantation with vena cava resection is usually conducted in one of two settings: as a planned procedure with the patient on veno-venous bypass or in an emergency setting when bleeding from the vena cava requires cross-clamping of the vena cava above and below the liver.


Liver transplant Liver transplantation Vena cava replacement Vena cava anastomosis Classical liver transplant Veno-venous bypass 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Scottish Liver Transplant UnitEdinburgh Transplant Centre, The Royal Infirmary of EdinburghEdinburghUK

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