Real-Time Ultrasound-Guided Thrombectomy for Extensive Portal Vein Thrombosis in Living Donor Liver Transplantation

Y. Soejima, T. Yoshizumi, T. Ikegami, N. Harimoto, N. Harada, S. Itoh, T. Toshima, T. Motomura, Y. Mano, M. Ohira, Y. Bekki, Y. Maehara

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Abstract

Thrombectomy is a routine or common practice for treating organized portal vein thrombosis (PVT) during liver transplantation. However, this procedure is often performed in a blinded fashion and can result in insufficient thrombectomy or devastating consequences such as injury to the retropancreatic portal vein where prompt repair is very difficult. To overcome these drawbacks for blind thrombectomy, we herein describe a new technique that makes complex thrombectomy safe and easy under direct ultrasound vision. This procedure is readily available and highly reproducible and can be used as the standard procedure for treating extensive PVT.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3549-3551
Number of pages3
JournalTransplantation Proceedings
Volume50
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2018

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery
  • Transplantation

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