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Compressive stenosis of the inferior vena cava due to localized ascites after living-donor liver transplantation.

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Title: Compressive stenosis of the inferior vena cava due to localized ascites after living-donor liver transplantation.
Authors: Tokai, Hirotaka / Eguchi, Susumu / Soyama, Akihiko / Hidaka, Masaaki / Takatsuki, Mitsuhisa / Kawashita, Yujo / Tajima, Yoshitsugu / Kanematsu, Takashi
Issue Date: Sep-2008
Publisher: Springer Japan
Citation: Journal of hepato-biliary-pancreatic surgery, 15(5), pp.528-530; 2008
Abstract: A 54-year-old woman was admitted to our hospital following the diagnosis of decompensated liver cirrhosis with hepatitis C. She underwent living-donor liver transplantation, performed using the left hepatic lobe with the middle hepatic vein donated by her husband. After the transplantation, the patient suffered from massive ascites with liver dysfunction. Computed tomography demonstrated stenosis of the suprahepatic inferior vena cava (IVC) with focal collection of fluid. A second laparotomy was performed 19 days after the transplantation. When the encapsulated localized ascites on both sides of the IVC was opened, the ascites was flushed away. Subsequently, the grafted liver was easily mobilized and it was placed in the natural position without any tension, and the pressure gradient of the IVC was improved. Herein, we report a very rare case of compression stenosis of the IVC resulting in Budd-Chiari syndrome caused by localized encapsulated ascites.
Keywords: Ascites / Budd-Chiari / Inferior vena cava / Living-donor liver transplantation
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10069/22769
ISSN: 09441166
DOI: 10.1007/s00534-007-1256-z
PubMed ID: 18836808
Rights: © Springer Japan 2008. / The original publication is available at www.springerlink.com
Type: Journal Article
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