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Gastroenterology Research and Practice
Volume 2015, Article ID 934565, 4 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2015/934565
Clinical Study

Application of a Gastroduodenal Artery Graft for Reconstruction of the Hepatic Artery during Radical Resection of Hilar Cholangiocarcinoma

Department of Hepatobiliary Surgery, Hospital & Institute of Hepatobiliary Surgery, PLA General Hospital, Beijing 100853, China

Received 19 April 2015; Revised 7 July 2015; Accepted 15 July 2015

Academic Editor: Michel Kahaleh

Copyright © 2015 Yurong Liang 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.

Abstract

This paper was designed to evaluate a novel surgical procedure of using a gastroduodenal artery graft for reconstruction of the hepatic artery during radical resection of hilar cholangiocarcinoma, which is citation-free and self-contained. In this paper we retrospectively analyzed the clinical data, surgical procedure, and follow-up results in nine patients who underwent hepatic artery reconstruction using a gastroduodenal artery graft during their radical resection of hilar cholangiocarcinoma and no artery thrombosis or other surgical complications were found after operation with minimum follow-up duration of three months. We recommended that a gastroduodenal artery graft was shown to be a good choice for hepatic artery resection after radical resection of hilar cholangiocarcinoma.