2018 AMI Online Salon

Hepatic Artery Aneurysm – Resection and Hepatic Artery Reconstruction

Project Detail

  • Artist(s):  Paul Kelly
  • Contributors: Paul Kelly, David Al-Adra, Albert Fung, Paul Greig, Lucy Hotoyan, Ian McGilvray, Joy Qu, Gordon Tait; Toronto, Ontario
  • Client: Toronto University Health Network
  • Copyright: © 2017 Toronto Video Atlas of Surgery
  • Medium / software used: Maxon Cinema4D & Adobe After Effects
  • Final presentation format: MP4 720p
  • Primary audience: HPB Surgical Fellows

Project Description

This animated video, intended for surgical fellows in the field of hepato-pancreatico-biliary, or HPB, surgery, introduces the viewer to the surgical plan for resection of a hepatic artery aneurysm containing an intra-aneurysmal chronic thrombus, located distal to the left gastric and splenic arteries, and proximal to the gastroduodenal artery. Risk of aneurysm rupture is significant and may result in death, so precautions are taken to control all major arterial branches before opening the aneurysm to resect the thrombus. The location of the aneurysm and nearby structures are identified, and the proximal reconstruction of a saphenous vein graft to the abdominal aorta to restore arterial blood flow to the liver is shown in detail.