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Harefuah. 2012 Dec;151(12):667-70, 722.

[Refractory ascites following liver transplantation caused by an anastomotic stricture of the portal vein].

[Article in Hebrew]

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  • 1Liver Unit, Department of Gastroenterology and Liver Disease Tel-Aviv Sourasky Medical Center and the Faculty of Medicine, Tel-Aviv University, Tel-Aviv, Israel.

Abstract

We present a case of a 34-year-old woman who underwent liver transplantation and developed refractory ascites. Following a prolonged work-up she was diagnosed with anastomotic site stricture of the portal vein. The patient underwent percutaneous angioplasty with balloon dilatation and stent placement, with resolution of the ascites. We review the literature and discuss the etiology of posttransplant refractory ascites and its treatment.

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