Improved results of liver transplantation in patients with portal vein thrombosis

Philip Seu, Christopher R. Shackleton, Abraham Shaked, David K. Imagawa, Kim M. Olthoff, Steven R. Rudich, Milan Kinkhabwala, Ronald W. Busuttil

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Objective: To analyze the impact of preexisting portal vein thrombosis (PVT) on the operative management and outcome of liver transplantation. Design: Retrospective review of 1423 patients who received transplants over 11 years. Setting: Tertiary referral center. Patients or Other Participants: Seventy patients who underwent liver transplantation who had preexisting PVT. Interventions: Portal vein thromboendovenectomy, vein grafting, or use of portal collateral veins for inflow during liver transplantation. Main Outcome Measures: Postoperative PVT, intraoperative transfusion, retransplantation rate, 30-day and 1-year actuarial survival tales. Results: Operative management consisted of thromboendovenectomy in 61 cases, vein graft to the superior mesenteric vein in 6 cases, and vein graft to other mesenteric veins in 3 cases. The incidence of posttransplant PVT was 3% (n=2). The mean±SD transfusion requirement was 23±18 U. The 1-year actuarial survival rate was 74% but improved from 66% in the first 35 cases to 82% in the latter 35 cases. Conclusions: Thromboendovenectomy is the procedure of choice for PVT. Results of liver transplantation in patients with PVT improve significantly with experience gained and are equivalent to results in patients without PVT.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)840-845
Number of pages6
JournalArchives of Surgery
Volume131
Issue number8
StatePublished - Aug 1996
Externally publishedYes

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Portal Vein
Liver Transplantation
Thrombosis
Mesenteric Veins
Veins
Transplants
Tertiary Care Centers
Survival Rate
Outcome Assessment (Health Care)
Survival
Incidence

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Seu, P., Shackleton, C. R., Shaked, A., Imagawa, D. K., Olthoff, K. M., Rudich, S. R., ... Busuttil, R. W. (1996). Improved results of liver transplantation in patients with portal vein thrombosis. Archives of Surgery, 131(8), 840-845.

Improved results of liver transplantation in patients with portal vein thrombosis. / Seu, Philip; Shackleton, Christopher R.; Shaked, Abraham; Imagawa, David K.; Olthoff, Kim M.; Rudich, Steven R.; Kinkhabwala, Milan; Busuttil, Ronald W.

In: Archives of Surgery, Vol. 131, No. 8, 08.1996, p. 840-845.

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Seu, P, Shackleton, CR, Shaked, A, Imagawa, DK, Olthoff, KM, Rudich, SR, Kinkhabwala, M & Busuttil, RW 1996, 'Improved results of liver transplantation in patients with portal vein thrombosis', Archives of Surgery, vol. 131, no. 8, pp. 840-845.
Seu P, Shackleton CR, Shaked A, Imagawa DK, Olthoff KM, Rudich SR et al. Improved results of liver transplantation in patients with portal vein thrombosis. Archives of Surgery. 1996 Aug;131(8):840-845.
Seu, Philip ; Shackleton, Christopher R. ; Shaked, Abraham ; Imagawa, David K. ; Olthoff, Kim M. ; Rudich, Steven R. ; Kinkhabwala, Milan ; Busuttil, Ronald W. / Improved results of liver transplantation in patients with portal vein thrombosis. In: Archives of Surgery. 1996 ; Vol. 131, No. 8. pp. 840-845.
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