Yonsei Med J.  2015 Mar;56(2):586-590. 10.3349/ymj.2015.56.2.586.

Usefulness of Artificial Jump Graft to Portal Vein Thrombosis in Deceased Donor Liver Transplantation

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Surgery, Chonbuk National University Medical School and Hospital, Jeonju, Korea. hcyu@jbnu.ac.kr
  • 2Biomedical Research Institute, Chonbuk National University Hospital, Jeonju, Korea.
  • 3Department of Surgery, Daejeon Sun Hospital, Daejeon, Korea.
  • 4Research Institute of Clinical Medicine, Chonbuk National University, Jeonju, Korea.

Abstract

Severe portal vein thrombosis (PVT) is often considered a relative contraindication for living donor liver transplantation due to high associated risks and morbidity. Meanwhile, improvement in operative techniques, resulting in higher success rates has removed PVT from the list of contraindications in deceased donor liver transplantation (DDLT). In this report, we describe a surgical technique for DDLT using polytetrafluoroethylene graft from the inferior mesenteric vein for portal inflow in patient with portomesenteric thrombosis.

Keyword

Liver transplantation; portal vein thrombosis; artificial graft; inferior mesenteric vein; polytetrafluoroethylene

MeSH Terms

End Stage Liver Disease/complications/*surgery
Humans
Liver Transplantation/*methods
Male
Mesenteric Veins/surgery
Middle Aged
Polytetrafluoroethylene
Portal Vein/*surgery
Tissue Donors
Treatment Outcome
Ultrasonography, Doppler
*Vascular Grafting
Venous Thrombosis/etiology/*surgery/ultrasonography
Polytetrafluoroethylene
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