Auxiliary partial orthotopic living donor liver transplantation for a child with congenital absence of the portal vein

Yuji Soejima, Tomoaki Taguchi, Keiko Ogita, Akinobu Taketomi, Tomoharu Yoshizumi, Hideaki Uchiyama, Takuro Ohno, Mitsuo Shimada, Yoshihiko Maehara

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Congenital absence of the portal vein (CAPV) is a rare malformation of the mesenteric vasculature in which visceral venous blood bypasses the liver, completely draining into the systemic circulation through a congenital porto-systemic shunt. Liver transplantation has rarely been indicated for patients with this disease. We present a child with CAPV who was managed successfully by living donor auxiliary partial orthotopic liver transplantation (APOLT), while preserving the right lobe of the native liver. In conclusion, APOLT for patients with CAPV is a feasible and ideal procedure because portal vein (PV) diversion is not necessary.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)845-849
Number of pages5
JournalLiver Transplantation
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - May 1 2006


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery
  • Hepatology
  • Transplantation

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