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Volume 2016, Article ID 8289045, 4 pages
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Case Report

Use of Left Gastric Vein as an Alternative for Portal Flow Reconstruction in Liver Transplantation

1Gastrointestinal and Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Surgical Division, Universidade Federal de Ciências da Saúde de Porto Alegre and Hospital Santa Casa de Porto Alegre, 90420121 Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil
2Pontifícia Universidade Católica (PUC), Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil

Received 9 May 2016; Accepted 18 July 2016

Academic Editor: Gaetano La Greca

Copyright © 2016 Uirá Fernandes Teixeira et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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