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18 December 2020: Original Paper

Usefulness of a Balloon Catheter for Intraoperative Cholangiography During Living Donor Hepatectomy: A Product Investigation

Katsunori Sakamoto ABCDEF* , Kohei Ogawa AB , Kei Tamura BC , Miku Iwata B , Akimasa Sakamoto B , Takashi Matsui B , Yusuke Nishi B , Tomoyuki Nagaoka B , Naotake Funamizu B , Akihiro Takai B , Yasutsugu Takada A

DOI: 10.12659/AOT.929062

Ann Transplant 2020; 25:e929062

Figure 1 (A) Arrow Berman Angiographic Catheter, length 50 cm, external diameter 1.4 mm (4 Fr). The catheter is marked every 10 cm from the tip of the catheter. The air inlet to inflate the balloon has a stopcock. (B) Enlarged view of the tip of the catheter with the balloon inflated. The 3 side holes located at the proximal end of the balloon are circled with a dashed line. The balloon is inflated with 0.6 mL of air. (C) Intraoperative cholangiography of the living donor liver. The balloon is inflated in the distal bile duct (*). The biliary tree is peripherally enhanced.

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Annals of Transplantation eISSN: 2329-0358
Annals of Transplantation eISSN: 2329-0358