Direct transmesenteric venous interventions in the acute post liver transplant setting

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Abstract

Introduction: Portal venous thrombosis and stenosis are uncommon but serious causes of liver transplant graft failure. While surgical thrombectomy can be utilized for the treatment of portal steno-occlusive disease, venous interventions with IR have been performed with encouraging results. Case description: 69-year-old female with non-alcoholic steatohepatitis cirrhosis who received a liver transplant complicated by portal vein thrombus. Efforts between transplant surgery and IR allowed for successful thrombus removal via direct SMV access. Results: The advantages of direct SMV access with the surgery team include direct approach to accessing thrombus, sparing of liver parenchyma, and significant hemostatic control.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)46-48
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Interventional Medicine
Volume4
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2021

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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