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HPB Surgery
Volume 11 (1999), Issue 4, Pages 279-281
Case Report

Arterialisation of the Portal Vein With an Aortoportal Jump Graft for Portal Vein Thrombosis Following Liver Resection for Malignancy

1Liver Surgery Section, Imperial College School of Medicine, Hammersmith Hospital, London W12 ONN, United Kingdom
2Head of liver Surgery Section, Division of Surgery, Anaesthetics and Intensive Care Imperial College, School of Medicine Hammersmith Hospital, Du Cane Road, London W12 0NN, United Kingdom

Received 28 April 1998

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Fibrolamellar hepatocellular carcinoma (FHCC) is a variant of hepatocellular carcinoma, which mainly affects a young age group and carries a relatively good prognosis. It is widely accepted that aggressive curative resection is still the best option for FHCC. We report here a case of successful arterialisation of the portal vein with an aortoportal jump graft for portal vein thrombosis, which developed postoperatively in an already comprised portal vein with tumour invasion following an extensive liver resection for FHCC.