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Percutaneous transhepatic embolization of a spontaneous mesocaval shunt after liver transplantation

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A preoperatively undetected spontaneous mesocaval shunt lead to impairment of organ function after liver transplantation. Ischemia of the graft due to partial hepatofugal portal flow was demonstrated by color-flow Doppler sonography and angiography. The successful catheter embolization of the mesocaval shunt via a transhepatic approach is presented.

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Berger, H., Steiner, W., Zachoval, R. et al. Percutaneous transhepatic embolization of a spontaneous mesocaval shunt after liver transplantation. Eur. Radiol. 4, 479–482 (1994).

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  • Liver transplantation
  • Mesocaval shunt
  • Catheter embolization