Extrahepatic portal vein aneurysm after liver transplantation in a child: Case report
Article first published online: 4 SEP 2012
© 2012 John Wiley & Sons A/S.
Volume 17, Issue 1, pages E33–E36, February 2013
How to Cite
Molinares, B., Álvarez, S., García, V., Sepúlveda, M. E., Yepes, N. L. and Peláez, S. (2013), Extrahepatic portal vein aneurysm after liver transplantation in a child: Case report. Pediatric Transplantation, 17: E33–E36. doi: 10.1111/j.1399-3046.2012.01782.x
- Issue published online: 22 JAN 2013
- Article first published online: 4 SEP 2012
- Accepted for publication 12 June 2012
- liver transplantation;
- portal vein;
Molinares B, Álvarez S, García V, Sepúlveda ME, Yepes NL, Peláez S. Extrahepatic portal vein aneurysm after liver transplantation in a child: Case report.
Abstract: Portal vein aneurysms are very rare and represent <3% of all venous aneurysms. They can be congenital or acquired. Most patients do not have liver disease at diagnosis. Although uncommon, portal vein aneurysm has been described after liver transplant. We report the case of a six-yr-old girl who presented with an aneurysm of the extrahepatic portal vein after segmental liver transplantation. Because the patient was asymptomatic and owing to its extrahepatic location, this aneurysm has been successfully followed by clinical exam and imaging for four yr.