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World J Gastroenterol. Jun 7, 2020; 26(21): 2691-2701
Published online Jun 7, 2020. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v26.i21.2691
Tailored classification of portal vein thrombosis for liver transplantation: Focus on strategies for portal vein inflow reconstruction
Fei Teng, Ke-Yan Sun, Zhi-Ren Fu
Fei Teng, Ke-Yan Sun, Zhi-Ren Fu, Department of Liver Surgery and Organ Transplantation, Changzheng Hospital, Navy Medical University, Shanghai 200003, China
Author contributions: Teng F and Sun KY contributed equally to this paper regarding the conception and design of the study, literature review and analysis, and drafting and editing of the manuscript. Fu ZR made critical revisions and all authors approved the final version.
Supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China, No. 81702923.
Conflict-of-interest statement: No potential conflicts of interest. No financial support was provided.
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Corresponding author: Zhi-Ren Fu, MPhil, Director, Professor, Surgeon, Department of Liver Surgery and Organ Transplantation, Changzheng Hospital, Navy Medical University, 415 Fengyang Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai 200003, China. zhirenf@smmu.edu.cn
Received: February 17, 2020
Peer-review started: February17, 2020
First decision: March 15, 2020
Revised: March 25, 2020
Accepted: April 22, 2020
Article in press: April 22, 2020
Published online: June 7, 2020
Core Tip

Core tip: In the tailored classification for liver transplantation, portal vein thrombosis (PVT) is divided into types I, II and III according to the vascular sources used for portal reconstruction. The proposed algorithm for the tailored PVT classification and PV reconstruction strategy contributes to stratification of PVT patients by surgical complexity, risk of postoperative complications and long-term survival.