Posttransplant Complex Inferior Venacava Balloon Dilatation After Hepatic Vein Stenting

ArticleinCardioVascular and Interventional Radiology 33(1):205-8 · August 2009with3 Reads
Impact Factor: 2.07 · DOI: 10.1007/s00270-009-9633-4 · Source: PubMed


    Orthotopic and living related liver transplantation is an established mode of treatment of end-stage liver disease. One of the major causes of postoperative complications is vascular anastomotic stenosis. One such set of such complications relates to hepatic vein, inferior vena cava (IVC), or portal vein stenosis, with a reported incidence of 1-3%. The incidence of vascular complications is reported to be higher in living donor versus cadaveric liver transplants. We encountered a patient with hepatic venous outflow tract obstruction, where the hepatic vein had been previously stented, but the patient continued to have symptoms due to additional IVC obstruction. The patient required double-balloon dilatation of the IVC simultaneously from the internal jugular vein and IVC.