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Complications of venous reconstruction in human orthotopic liver transplantation

Lerut, J and Tzakis, AG and Bron, K and Gordon, RD and Iwatsuki, S and Esquivel, CO and Makowka, L and Todo, S and Starzl, TE (1987) Complications of venous reconstruction in human orthotopic liver transplantation. Annals of Surgery, 205 (4). 404 - 414. ISSN 0003-4932

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In 313 consecutive recipients of 393 orthotopic liver grafts, there were 51 (16.3%) and nine (2.9%) patients who had pre-existing portal vein and inferior vena cava abnormalities, respectively. These abnormalities required adjustments in the transplant operation and were a source of morbidity and mortality. The incidence of thrombosis of the reconstructed portal vein was 1.8%. Only three (0.8%) vena caval thromboses were seen after 393 liver replacements. Venous stenoses or disruptions were rare. Six women with the Budd-Chiari syndrome had liver replacement. Although this disorder is a veno-occlusive disease, five of the recipients achieved prolonged survival, only one had recurrence of disease, and three are alive after 2-6 years.


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Item Type: Article
Status: Published
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Lerut, J
Tzakis, AG
Bron, K
Gordon, RD
Iwatsuki, S
Esquivel, CO
Makowka, L
Todo, S
Starzl, TEtes11@pitt.eduTES11
Centers: Other Centers, Institutes, Offices, or Units > Thomas E. Starzl Transplantation Institute
Date: 1 January 1987
Date Type: Publication
Journal or Publication Title: Annals of Surgery
Volume: 205
Number: 4
Page Range: 404 - 414
DOI or Unique Handle: 10.1097/00000658-198704000-00011
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 0003-4932
Other ID: uls-drl:31735062119197, Starzl CV No. 724
Date Deposited: 08 Apr 2010 17:12
Last Modified: 02 Feb 2019 13:56


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