Introduction: Torsion or rotation of the remnant left liver after right hepatectomy is a potential cause of venous outflow obstruction. This can occur by external compression on the inferior vena cava or kinking of the left hepatic vein. Discussion: We report a case of a young female who underwent right hepatectomy for stage IV colorectal metastases and suffered remnant left liver torsion causing acute Budd-Chiari syndrome. She was managed by placement of a metal stent across the area of stenosis which resolved her ascites and hyperbilirubinemia.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery|
|State||Published - 2010|
- Liver failure
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