The recipient operation is similar to that of implantation of a cadaveric split left graft; the inferior vena cava (IVC) is preserved, the left hepatic vein
is anastomosed to the recipient IVC, and the left portal vein of the graft is anastomosed to the main portal vein in the recipient.
Venous drainage was directly into the IVC via a large aberrant vein running parallel to the left hepatic vein
, as well as into the left renal vein (Fig.
There was a small right lobe mostly occupied by a white, multinodular tumor, extending to segment IV and the left hepatic vein
Routine Doppler interrogation of the hepatic vessels should include, when present, the main, right and left hepatic arteries and portal veins, as well as the middle, right, and left hepatic veins
The retrohepatic cava is approximately 8 to 10 cm long, and it receives venous return from the large right, middle, and left hepatic veins