Mesocaval Shunt as an Alternative Treatment for Persistent Ascites After Liver Transplantation: Case Reports

C. B. Taner, J. H. Nguyen

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Abstract

Refractory ascites after liver transplantation is a relatively rare complication. If the initial medical treatment fails, more invasive techniques may be required. The TIPS procedure has emerged as a major treatment option for decompression of the portal venous system. Mesocaval shunt can be an alternative to TIPS in selected cases. We describe two patients who underwent mesocaval shunt construction for refractory ascites.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1534-1535
Number of pages2
JournalTransplantation proceedings
Volume40
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Transplantation

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