Arterial anastomosis in liver transplantation for rendu-osler-weber disease: Two case reports

U. Maggi, G. Conte, G. Nita, S. Gatti, G. Paone, L. Caccamo, R. Lauro, D. Dondossola, E. Buscarini, G. Rossi

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Abstract

Liver transplantation (LT) in patients with hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia (HHT), or Rendu-Osler-Weber, disease is a problematic procedure. In patients with hepatic involvement due to clinically significant arterovenous malformations, there is high risk of intraoperative bleeding and intra- or perioperative complications. Some surgical corrections have been proposed for venous problems, concerning the vena caval anastomosis. A common finding in HHT is arterial enlargement of the celiac trunk and of the common hepatic artery. We report 2 cases of LT in HHT where the arterial anastomosis was successfully performed using the splenic artery of the recipient, which shows less tendency for enlargement than the celiac trunk.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2689-2691
Number of pages3
JournalTransplantation Proceedings
Volume45
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2013

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Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia
Liver Transplantation
Abdomen
Splenic Artery
Venae Cavae
Hepatic Artery
Hemorrhage
Liver

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  • Transplantation

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Arterial anastomosis in liver transplantation for rendu-osler-weber disease : Two case reports. / Maggi, U.; Conte, G.; Nita, G.; Gatti, S.; Paone, G.; Caccamo, L.; Lauro, R.; Dondossola, D.; Buscarini, E.; Rossi, G.

In: Transplantation Proceedings, Vol. 45, No. 7, 09.2013, p. 2689-2691.

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Maggi, U. ; Conte, G. ; Nita, G. ; Gatti, S. ; Paone, G. ; Caccamo, L. ; Lauro, R. ; Dondossola, D. ; Buscarini, E. ; Rossi, G. / Arterial anastomosis in liver transplantation for rendu-osler-weber disease : Two case reports. In: Transplantation Proceedings. 2013 ; Vol. 45, No. 7. pp. 2689-2691.
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