Sleeve Gastrectomy: You Might Lose your Liver!
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Sleeve gastrectomy (SG) is currently the most popular bariatric procedure. Portomesenteric venous thrombosis (PVT) is a feared and increasingly reported complication. Herein, we describe the history of a patient who developed a post-operative PVT after SG, aggravated with refractory ascites, and finally required orthotopic liver transplantation (LT). Acquired thrombophilia-anti-cardiolipin syndrome was present. As SG expands worldwide, this first case of LT for PVT following SG may warrant a systematic screening for prothrombotic condition and information on the possible consequences of PVT prior to bariatric surgery.
KeywordsLiver Transplantation Sleeve Portal Thrombosis Obesity
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