A 71 year old woman, was admitted with jaundice and found to have a tumor originating from the cystic and common hepatic ducts, which infiltrated the origins of the right bile duct and duct of Spiegel. The tumor was also shown to encase the right hepatic artery. A central bisegmentectomy with concurrent caudate lobectomy was performed using the right gastroepiploic artery for reconstruction of the posterior segmental branch of the right hepatic artery. Celiac angiography conducted 3 weeks postoperatively confirmed the patency of the hepatic segmental arterial anastomosis. The patient had an uneventful recovery with no evidence of liver failure, and was discharged home thirty-two days. Tumors infiltrating the right hepatic artery, which have traditionally been treated with extensive liver resection, can be managed with hepatic segmentectomy and reconstruction of the segmental hepatic artery.
|Number of pages||4|
|Publication status||Published - 1996|
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