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Liver retransplantation is the only option for people who have a failing liver graft, but it can be technically challenging. Intraperitoneal adhesions often form after abdominal operations, which is true in liver retransplantation as well. Also, the liver hilum is scarred, which makes hilar dissection more difficult. In addition, dissection is further complicated in the setting of portal hypertension.
Venovenous bypass can be used for portomesenteric decompression. We describe an alternative technique for decompression of portal hypertension using an inferior mesenteric vein without placing the patient on venovenous bypass.
Division of Transplant Surgery, Department of Transplantation, Mayo Clinic, 4500 San Pablo Road, Jacksonville, FL, 32224, USA.
This article was published in the following journal.
Name: Journal of gastrointestinal surgery : official journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
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Anastomosis of splenic vein to renal vein to relieve portal hypertension.
A short thick vein formed by union of the superior mesenteric vein and the splenic vein.
Surgical portasystemic shunt between the portal vein and inferior vena cava.
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