Pediatric Living Donor Liver Transplantation for Congenital Absence of the Portal Vein With Pulmonary Hypertension: A Case Report

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Abstract

Few reports of liver transplantation exist in patients with congenital absence of the portal vein and pulmonary hypertension. Living donor liver transplantation is usually performed before exacerbation of pulmonary hypertension. A 7-year-old girl (height: 131.5 cm; weight: 27.4 kg) with congenital absence of the portal vein was diagnosed with pulmonary hypertension (mean pulmonary artery pressure 35 mm Hg), and liver transplantation was planned before exacerbation of pulmonary hypertension. We successfully managed her hemodynamic parameters using low-dose dopamine and noradrenaline under monitoring of arterial blood pressure, central venous pressure, cardiac output, and stroke volume variation. Anesthesia was maintained using air-oxygen-sevoflurane and remifentanil 0.1 to 0.6 μg∙kg-1∙min-1. It is necessary to understand the potential perioperative complications in such cases and to adopt a multidisciplinary team approach in terms of the timing of transplantation and readiness to deal with exacerbation of pulmonary hypertension.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)630-633
Number of pages4
JournalTransplantation Proceedings
Volume52
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2020

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Transplantation

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