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April 1989

Successful Reconstruction of Late Portal Vein Stenosis After Hepatic Transplantation

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Surgery (Drs Scantlebury, Esquival, Marino, and Starzl) and Radiology (Dr Zajko), University Health Center of Pittsburgh, University of Pittsburgh, and the Veterans Administration Medical Center, Pittsburgh (Dr Starzl).

Arch Surg. 1989;124(4):503-505. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1989.01410040113026

• Stenosis of the portal vein anastomosis occurred in three pediatric patients seven to 42 months after transplantation. Dominant symptoms were those of portal hypertension and hypersplenism. Diagnosis was made by angiography. Successful surgical reconstruction was possible in all three patients.

(Arch Surg 1989;124:503-505)

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