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Fig. 2. Illustration of the side-to-side unification technique used for portal vein (PV) reconstruction. A deep longitudinal incision is made at the 6 o’clock direction of the graft PV and the 12 o’clock direction of the recipient PV. Running sutures are used to unify these two PVs. This technique creates an enlarged conduit from the superior mesenteric vein-splenic vein confluence to the hilar PV confluence.
Korean J Transplant 2020;34:249~256 https://doi.org/10.4285/kjt.20.0036
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