Living Related Donor Liver Transplantation with Atrio-Caval Anastomosis of Inferior Vena Cava Graft Stored in Deep-Freeze for Budd-Chiari Syndrome


Yaylak F., İNCE V., BARUT B., ÜNAL B., KILIÇ M. E., YILMAZ S.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ORGAN TRANSPLANTATION MEDICINE, vol.6, no.1, pp.41-43, 2015 (ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 6 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Journal Name: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ORGAN TRANSPLANTATION MEDICINE
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.41-43
  • Eskisehir Osmangazi University Affiliated: No

Abstract

We have previously reported our experience in inferior vena cava resection and reconstruction techniques during liver transplantation for Budd-Chiari syndrome. Herein, we present on a case that demonstrates the importance of experience in complex vascular reconstruction techniques for living donor liver transplantation. A 15-year-old boy was scheduled for living donor liver transplantation for Budd-Chiari syndrome. Venous occlusion was extended up to the right atrial orifice of the supra-hepatic vena cava. Retro- and supra-hepatic segments of the vena cava was resected. Inferior vena cava graft stored in deep-freeze was available. Venous reconstruction was performed with end-to-end atrio-caval anastomosis. Surgical treatment was completed with the implantation of the right liver lobe donated by the patient's mother. Post-surgical course was uneventful.