Gore-Tex jump graft for portal vein thrombosis following living donor liver transplantation

Koji Hashimoto, Mitsuo Shimada, Taketoshi Suehiro, Yuji Soejima, Ryosuke Minagawa, Shoji Hiroshige, Satoko Shiotani, Mizuki Ninomiya, Noboru Harada, Kimihiro Komori, Keizo Sugimachi

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Abstract

Portal vein thrombosis is a rare surgical complication following liver transplantation, which remains a cause of graft loss and death. We describe here the treatment of portal vein thrombosis following living donor liver transplantation using an extended left lobe graft. The patient was treated with a Gore-Tex vascular jump graft extra-anatomically interposed between the recipient superior mesenteric vein and the donor umbilical vein. This technique allowed the hepatic hilum to be left untouched and supplied suitable blood flow to the hepatic allograft. Our experience suggests that this innovative technical solution can be helpful in the effort to rescue cases of hepatic allograft with vascular complications.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1146-1148
Number of pages3
JournalHepato-gastroenterology
Volume50
Issue number52
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2003

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Hepatology
  • Gastroenterology

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    Hashimoto, K., Shimada, M., Suehiro, T., Soejima, Y., Minagawa, R., Hiroshige, S., Shiotani, S., Ninomiya, M., Harada, N., Komori, K., & Sugimachi, K. (2003). Gore-Tex jump graft for portal vein thrombosis following living donor liver transplantation. Hepato-gastroenterology, 50(52), 1146-1148.