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Emergency stent-graft repair of a ruptured hepatic artery secondary to local postoperative peritonitis.
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PMID:  10958299     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
PURPOSE: To describe the use of a stent-graft for emergent repair of life-threatening hepatic artery hemorrhage. METHODS AND RESULTS: A 57-year-old man with a 17-year history of myxoid liposarcoma underwent surgery for a recurrent abdominal mass. Multivisceral resection including a Kausch-Whipple procedure with an extended right hemicolectomy was performed. Three weeks later, an episode of gastrointestinal bleeding prompted surgical repair of the hepatic artery, which had been eroded by infection due to a leaking bilioenteric anastomosis. After 3 weeks of programmed abdominal lavage, bleeding recurred. Angiography documented another rupture of the proximal hepatic artery. After an unsuccessful attempt at coil embolization, a Hemobahn stent-graft was implanted percutaneously during simultaneous cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Hemostasis was secured, and the patient recovered. Over the 10-month follow-up, no bleeding or infection has been observed at the site of the repair, and flow through the hepatic artery endograft remains satisfactory. CONCLUSIONS: Percutaneous stent-graft placement can be employed for emergent treatment of visceral artery rupture in patients at high risk for conventional surgical repair.
T Bürger; Z Halloul; F Meyer; R Grote; H Lippert
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of endovascular therapy : an official journal of the International Society of Endovascular Specialists     Volume:  7     ISSN:  1526-6028     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Endovasc. Ther.     Publication Date:  2000 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-12-04     Completed Date:  2000-12-14     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100896915     Medline TA:  J Endovasc Ther     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  324-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Clinic of Surgery, Surgical Center, Medical Faculty, Otto von Guericke University, Magdeburg, Germany.
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MeSH Terms
Abdominal Neoplasms / surgery
Hemorrhage / etiology,  therapy*
Hepatic Artery* / radiography
Liposarcoma, Myxoid / surgery
Middle Aged
Peritonitis / complications*
Postoperative Complications*
Rupture, Spontaneous
Vascular Diseases / etiology,  radiography,  therapy

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