Detalle Publicación

ARTÍCULO
Portal revascularization in the setting of cavernous transformation through a paracholedocal vein: a case report
Título de la revista: TRANSPLANTATION PROCEEDINGS
ISSN: 0041-1345
Volumen: 42
Número: 8
Páginas: 3079 - 3080
Fecha de publicación: 2010
Resumen:
Diffuse thrombosis of the entire portal system (PVT) and cavernomatous transformation of the portal vein (CTPV) represents a demanding challenge in liver transplantation. We present the case of a patient with nodular regenerative hyperplasia and recurrent episodes of type B hepatic encephalopathy concomitant with PVT as well as CTPV, successfully treated with orthotopic liver transplantation. The portal inflow to the graft was carried out through the confluence of 2 thin paracholedochal varicose veins, obtaining good early graft function and recovery of the encephalopatic episodes. This alternative should be kept in mind as an option to assure hepatopetal splanchnic flow in those cases of diffuse thrombosis and cavernomatous transformation of portal vein.