Successful Portal Vein Stent Placement in a Child with Cavernomatous Replacement of the Portal Vein After Partial Liver Transplantation: The Importance of a Recognizable Portal Vein Remnant

Roberto Miraglia, Luigi Maruzzelli, Settimo Caruso, Calogero Ricotta, Silvia Riva, Gaetano Burgio, Marco Spada, Angelo Luca

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Abstract

Late portal vein thrombosis with cavernomatous replacement has been reported in 4.5 % of pediatric patients who have undergone partial liver transplantation. In such cases, minimally invasive radiological treatments have a high failure rate. We report a successful case of percutaneous recanalization of the portal vein remnant, and subsequent stent placement, in a pediatric patient who underwent left lateral split liver transplantation with cavernomatous replacement of the portal vein.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1658-1662
Number of pages5
JournalCardioVascular and Interventional Radiology
Volume38
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2015

Keywords

  • Complication
  • Interventional radiology
  • Pediatric
  • Portal hypertension
  • Thrombosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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