BACKGROUND: Accurate knowledge of biliary anatomy and its variants is essential to ensure successful hepatic surgery; however, data from European countries are lacking. METHODS: Two hundred cholangiograms obtained from patients submitted to whole liver transplantation were reviewed; donors' characteristics were related to the prevalence of typical biliary anatomy and its variants. A comprehensive literature search was performed with MEDLINE and EMBASE from 1980 to 2010 to investigate whether geographical origin could be related to biliary abnormalities. RESULTS: Typical biliary anatomy was observed in 64.5% of cases, but female donors more frequently presented an anatomic variation; typical anatomy was present in 55.0% of females and in 74.0% of males (P = 0.005). Twenty-two reports were identified by the literature search with a total of 7,559 cases, including the present series; heterogeneity was low (Q = 14.60; I2 

Anatomic variations of intrahepatic bile ducts in a European series and meta-analysis of the literature.

CUCCHETTI, ALESSANDRO;PERI, EUGENIA;CESCON, MATTEO;ZANELLO, MATTEO;ERCOLANI, GIORGIO;ZANFI, CHIARA;BERTUZZO, VALENTINA ROSA;DI GIOIA, PAOLO;PINNA, ANTONIO DANIELE
2011

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BACKGROUND: Accurate knowledge of biliary anatomy and its variants is essential to ensure successful hepatic surgery; however, data from European countries are lacking. METHODS: Two hundred cholangiograms obtained from patients submitted to whole liver transplantation were reviewed; donors' characteristics were related to the prevalence of typical biliary anatomy and its variants. A comprehensive literature search was performed with MEDLINE and EMBASE from 1980 to 2010 to investigate whether geographical origin could be related to biliary abnormalities. RESULTS: Typical biliary anatomy was observed in 64.5% of cases, but female donors more frequently presented an anatomic variation; typical anatomy was present in 55.0% of females and in 74.0% of males (P = 0.005). Twenty-two reports were identified by the literature search with a total of 7,559 cases, including the present series; heterogeneity was low (Q = 14.60; I2 
Cucchetti A.; Peri E.; Cescon M.; Zanello M.; Ercolani G.; Zanfi C.; Bertuzzo V.; Di Gioia P.; Pinna A.D.
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