Cavoatrial shunt: a graft salvage procedure for suprahepatic caval anastomosis obstruction after liver transplantation.

Abstract

A liver transplant recipient developed the Budd-Chiari syndrome because of an obstruction of the suprahepatic inferior vena cava anastomosis. Percutaneous balloon dilatation angioplasty was not feasible. On exploration, dense retrohepatic fibrotic reaction was observed. The patient underwent successful retrohepatic cavoatrial shunt placement by means of a 16-mm, ring-enforced polytetrafluoroethylene graft. We conclude that this shunt should be considered an additional graft salvage procedure for this complication.

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@article{Eid1998CavoatrialSA, title={Cavoatrial shunt: a graft salvage procedure for suprahepatic caval anastomosis obstruction after liver transplantation.}, author={Ahmed Abulfotooh Eid and Ruth Rahamimov and Yaron Ilan and Ran Tur-kaspa and Yacov Berlatzky}, journal={Liver transplantation and surgery : official publication of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases and the International Liver Transplantation Society}, year={1998}, volume={4 3}, pages={239-40} }