Kuo-Shyang Jeng, Chun-Chieh Huang, Cheng-Kuan Lin, Chien-Chu Lin, Kuo-Hsin Chen
The torsion of vessels after liver transplantation rarely occurs. Likewise, calcification of a liver graft has seldom been reported. This report details a case which had torsion of the left hepatic vein on the seventh day after living-related donor liver transplantation. The torsion was reduced soon after re-exploration; however, congestion with partial necrosis of the graft occurred. On the follow-up imaging studies, some resolution of necrosis and graft regeneration were found, yet geographic calcification of the liver graft appeared.The patient died of pneumonia after 13 weeks, post-operation. The avoidance such torsion of vessels is necessary and important.
Key words. Necrosis, Congestion, Outflow, Obstruction, Re-transplantation