The study of anastomoses in liver transplantation represents a complex and special subject considering the fact that a variability of methods have been described since the first liver transplant in 1963, made by Thomas Starzl. În liver transplantation, graft implantation includes 4 anastomoses: cavo-cava, portal, arterial and biliary. The Gordon patch represents the plasty performed between the aortic patch of the celiac trunk and the aortic patch of the superior mesenteric artery. It only applies to anatomical variants of the hepatic artery, namely when the common hepatic artery arises from the celiac trunk and the right hepatic artery arises from superior mesenteric artery.
The present article describes the aspect of the surgical techniques through the experience at the Digestive Diseases and Liver Transplantation Center, Fundeni Clinical Institute, Bucharest, Romania.