Non-lethal Right Liver Atrophy After TIPS Occlusion in A Cirrhotic Patient: Introducing The Hepatic Biembolization.
|Title||Non-lethal Right Liver Atrophy After TIPS Occlusion in A Cirrhotic Patient: Introducing The Hepatic Biembolization.|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2016|
|Authors||Le Roy, B., J. Gagnière, P. Chabrot, D. Pezet, A. Abergel, and E. Buc|
|Journal||Journal of gastrointestinal surgery : official journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract|
|Date Published||2016 Mar 25|
BACKGROUND: Transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) is the standard procedure in the treatment of refractory ascites and variceal bleeding in the setting of portal hypertension. Secondary obstruction of the shunt is a classic but potentially lethal complication.
METHODS: We present here the case of a cirrhotic patient that underwent a TIPS for refractory ascites, with early complete thrombosis without lethal complication.
RESULTS: Obstruction of the TIPS led to thrombosis of both the right hepatic and the right portal veins with progressive total atrophy of the right liver and marked hypertrophy of the left liver. Despite initial poor liver function, biological hepatic markers improved slowly until complete recovery.
CONCLUSION: Hence, we suggest the concept of combined right portal and hepatic vein embolization as a new procedure to induce partial liver hypertrophy before major liver resection, even in cirrhotic patients.
|Alternate Journal||J. Gastrointest. Surg.|