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Minerva Surgery 2021 August;76(4):388-94

DOI: 10.23736/S2724-5691.18.07546-6

Copyright © 2020 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: English

Revascularization of iatrogenic intraoperative injury to a major artery during hepatobiliary-pancreatic surgery: a single-center experience in China

Yong SHI, Yinan SU, Chonghui LI, Haida SHI, Yurong LIANG

Chinese PLA Medical School, Department of Hepatobiliary Surgery, Chinese PLA General Hospital, Beijing, China



BACKGROUND: Although uncommon during hepatobiliary-pancreatic (HBP) surgery, iatrogenic intraoperative injury to a major artery requires prompt and appropriate repair. Here, we outline our surgical experience with the repair of this injury and compare our experience to findings garnered from a selective review of the literature.
METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed the clinical diagnoses, surgical methods, sites of arterial injury, operative repair, intra-operative blood loss, blood transfusion requirements, postoperative management and outcome of 17 consecutive patients who sustained iatrogenic intra-operative injuries to major arteries during HBP surgery between January 2008 and December 2013.
RESULTS: Depending on the location and extent of injury, suture repair, primary end-to-end anastomosis, artery transposition, interposition grafting, or arterio-portal shunting were used. Postoperative morbidity occurred in three cases and there was only one case of in-hospital mortality (5.9%). No arterial thrombosis or other repair-related complications were found after the operation with a follow-up duration of 6 months.
CONCLUSIONS: The use of an optimal repair method for injured arteries based on their location and extent resulted in a satisfactory outcome.


KEY WORDS: Surgical procedures, operative; Mesenteric artery, superior; Arteries

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