Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery

, Volume 23, Issue 11, pp 2294–2297 | Cite as

Three Possible Variations in Ex Vivo Hepatectomy: Achieving R0 Resection by Auto-transplantation

  • Maria R. Baimas-George
  • David M. Levi
  • Dionisios VrochidesEmail author
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The collaboration of hepatopancreaticobiliary with transplant surgery expands technical options and opportunity for potentially curative resection in traditionally inoperable cases.  We identified and describe three different types of ex vivo hepatic resections that include (1) explantation with formal hepatectomy, (2) explantation with re-implantation of the whole liver after vascular reconstruction, and (3) explantation with formal hepatectomy after future liver remnant volume augmentation.


Ex vivo Hepatectomy Transplant Surgical oncology Hepatopancreaticobiliary Liver resection Inferior vena cava resection 


Author Contribution

All authors contributed appropriately to this manuscript in accordance with the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors.

Compliance with Ethical Standards

Conflict of Interest

The authors declare that they have no conflicts of interest.


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© The Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract 2019

Authors and Affiliations

  • Maria R. Baimas-George
    • 1
  • David M. Levi
    • 2
  • Dionisios Vrochides
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Division of Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery, Carolinas Medical CenterAtrium HealthCharlotteUSA
  2. 2.Division of Transplant Surgery, Carolinas Medical CenterAtrium HealthCharlotteUSA

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