Reno- and splenoportal anastomosis for a retransplant patient with situs inversus

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Abstract

PV thrombosis following pediatric LT is a serious complication that may lead to graft loss. LDLT poses limitations with regard to the availability of vein grafts for complex PV reconstructions. We herein report a unique reconstruction of the PV inflow in a one-yr-old boy with situs inversus undergoing re-LDLT. The inflow was derived from the SPV and the RRV. A common channel was created utilizing a donor IMV and the recipient explant LHV as vascular conduits. With the application of innovative surgical reconstructions, pre-existing portomesenteric thrombosis may be amenable to re-LDLT in the pediatric population.

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