Intraoperative ultrasound during surgery for portal hypertension and liver transplantation

  • Giuseppe Gozzetti
  • Alighieri Mazziotti
  • Luigi Bolondi
  • Luigi Barbara
Part of the Series in Radiology book series (SERA, volume 19)

Abstract

Intraoperative ultrasound investigation during shunt surgery for portal hypertension can provide the following:
  • visualization of the vessels of the portal system and thus detection of thrombi or anatomical anomalies;

  • location of vessels, especially the peripheral branches, which facilitates surgical manouvers;

  • demonstration of the patency of the shunt;

  • identification of any carcinomatous nodules in a cirrhotic liver.

Keywords

Portal Vein Liver Transplantation Hepatic Artery Portal Hypertension Portal Vein Thrombosis 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • Giuseppe Gozzetti
    • 1
  • Alighieri Mazziotti
    • 1
  • Luigi Bolondi
    • 2
  • Luigi Barbara
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of SurgeryUniversity of BolognaItaly
  2. 2.Department of MedicineUniversity of BolognaItaly

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