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Inferior vena cava bypass for the treatment of obliterative hepatocavopathy with five-year follow-up.
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PMID:  21917743     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Inferior vena cava (IVC) thrombosis at its hepatic portion (also known as obliterative hepatocavopathy [OH]), in the absence of systemic or local diseases such as vasculitis, coagulopathy, infection and malignancy, is a rare event. We report the case of a 25-year-old woman with progressive abdominal pain and leg edema after exercise. Imaging showed congestive liver and IVC occlusion at the intrahepatic portion. A liver biopsy demonstrated portal congestion without evidence of fibrosis; after unsuccessful percutaneous attempts for recanalization, consideration was given to liver transplantation with IVC reconstruction versus IVC bypass. Due to the presence of preserved liver function, an externally supported 16-mm ringed polytetrafluoroethylene graft was used to bypass from the suprarenal IVC to the suprahepatic IVC. At five years, she remains symptom-free, with normal liver function and a patent graft on systemic anticoagulation. This report highlights the successful surgical management of a patient with OH with a thick membrane. It supports other published proposals that this entity differs significantly from classic Budd-Chiari syndrome with thrombosis that affects only the hepatic veins and, thus, OH should be approached and managed differently.
Javier E Anaya-Ayala; Brett A Johnson; Christopher J Smolock; Mark G Davies; Eric K Peden
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-9-14
Journal Detail:
Title:  Vascular     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1708-5381     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-9-15     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101196722     Medline TA:  Vascular     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Methodist DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center and The Methodist Hospital Research Institute, The Methodist Hospital, 6550 Fannin Street, Suite 1401, Houston, TX 77030, USA.
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