Incarcerated diaphragmatic hernia after right hepatectomy for living donor liver transplantation: case report of an extremely rare late donor complication.

Abstract

Living donor liver transplantation has evolved to an indispensable surgical strategy to minimize the mortality of adult and pediatric patients awaiting transplantation. The crucial prerequisite to performing this procedure is a minimal risk of donor morbidity and mortality. A 46-year-old woman underwent right hepatectomy for living donor liver transplantation. Two and a half years after liver donation, she presented with upper abdominal pain and fullness. Radiographic evaluation revealed an incarcerated diaphragmatic hernia of the right hemithorax. After emergency laparotomy and evaluation of the right hemithorax, a partial jejunal resection was performed due to ischemic findings. The diaphragmatic hernia was repaired. Diaphragmatic hernia is a rarely reported complication of right donor hepatectomy for transplantation and should be considered to be a potential late complication.

DOI: 10.1016/j.transproceed.2012.09.014

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@article{Vernadakis2012IncarceratedDH, title={Incarcerated diaphragmatic hernia after right hepatectomy for living donor liver transplantation: case report of an extremely rare late donor complication.}, author={Spyridon Vernadakis and Andreas Paul and Stylianos Kykalos and Ioannis Fouzas and Gernot Kaiser and Georgios C Sotiropoulos}, journal={Transplantation proceedings}, year={2012}, volume={44 9}, pages={2770-2} }