Title

Portal Vein Inflow From Enlarged Coronary Vein in Liver Transplantation: Surgical Approach and Technical Tips: A Case Report.

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

11-1-2016

Publication Title

Transplantation proceedings

Abstract

Portal vein thrombosis is common in patients with end-stage liver disease, with an incidence as high as 26% in liver transplant candidates. It is known to be associated with a high risk of morbidity and mortality posttransplantation, and its management can be challenging. The management options range from a simple thrombendvenectomy to multivisceral transplantation in cases with diffuse portomesenteric thrombosis. We report a case of liver transplantation in which we performed a rare reconstruction of the portal vein. Briefly, the patient had diffuse portomesenteric thrombosis, calcified aneurysmosis, and a large collateral coronary vein, to which we directly anastomosed the donor portal vein in an end-to-side fashion. This report describes a unique surgical approach for similar cases of severe portal vein thrombosis in liver transplant candidates.

Medical Subject Headings

Coronary Vessels; End Stage Liver Disease; Hepatitis C, Chronic; Humans; Liver Diseases, Alcoholic; Liver Transplantation; Male; Middle Aged; Portal Vein; Tissue Donors; Venous Thrombosis

PubMed ID

27932149

Volume

48

Issue

9

First Page

3070

Last Page

3072

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