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Living donor liver transplantation for Budd-Chiari syndrome with hepatic inferior vena cava obstruction after open pericardial procedures.
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PMID:  23188387     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Living donor liver transplantation (LDLT) for Budd-Chiari syndrome (BCS) presents a unique challenge as it does not involve replacement of the hepatic inferior vena cava (IVC). We report a case of successful LDLT in a patient with BCS associated with occlusion of the hepatic veins as well as the IVC. A 34-year-old woman with a history of two open pericardial procedures had decompensated liver failure and portal hypertension. Venography showed complete obstruction of the hepatic IVC and well-developed collateral vessels. We performed LDLT via sternotomy and laparotomy, with an end-to-end anastomosis between the left hepatic vein of the donor and the patient's suprahepatic vena cava in the pericardium. The patient recovered uneventfully and has been doing well for 5 years. LDLT without caval replacement for BCS in a patient with hepatic IVC obstruction is feasible if the patient has good functional collaterals before liver transplantation.
Akinari Fukuda; Yasuhiro Ogura; Hiroyuki Kanazawa; Akira Mori; Michiya Kawaguchi; Yasutsugu Takada; Shinji Uemoto
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-11-28
Journal Detail:
Title:  Surgery today     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1436-2813     ISO Abbreviation:  Surg. Today     Publication Date:  2012 Nov 
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Created Date:  2012-11-28     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  9204360     Medline TA:  Surg Today     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Division of Hepato-Biliary-Pancreatic Surgery and Transplantation, Department of Surgery, Kyoto University Hospital, Kyoto, Japan,
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