Reconstruction of Aberrant Left Hepatic Artery in Orthotopic Liver Transplantation – Single Center Experience

Plamen Mihaylov, Indiana University School of Medicine, Dept. of Surgery, Transplant Division, Burcin Ekser, Daiki Soma, Andrew Lutz, Jonathan Fridell, Chandrashekhar A. Kubal
2021 OBM Transplantation  
One of the most feared complications in liver transplantation is hepatic arterial thrombosis (HAT). The incidence of HAT in liver transplantation varies from 1.2% and 8%. One of the risk factors for this complication is anatomical complexity of hepatic arterial system. The focus of this short communication is to show our approach in dealing with aberrant left hepatic artery in settings of liver transplantation. This is a single center experience. Between January 2016 and June 2019, we procured
more » ... 2019, we procured and transplanted 357 adult liver allografts. Of these, there were 34 (9.5%) livers with aberrant left hepatic artery. All of them have been reconstructed on bench table. There was no incidence of HAT in the entire cohort with ALHA. The one-year graft survival for this patient cohort was 93.1%. Our surgical approach resulted in a low incidence of HAT of 1% with excellent graft survival.
doi:10.21926/obm.transplant.2101138 fatcat:i7x7dyfjjnaezmp74cljetevdm