Sinistral Portal Hypertension After Live Segmental Pancreas Donation: A Long-Term Sequelae Presenting With Life-Threatening Upper Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage

O. K. Serrano, R. D. Cunha, T. Mettler, D. E R Sutherland, R. Kandaswamy

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Abstract

Introduction Variceal hemorrhage from sinistral portal hypertension has never been reported as a complication of live pancreas donation. Case Report We present a 68-year-old patient who underwent a simultaneous live-donor laparoscopic segmental pancreatectomy and nephrectomy for the purposes of donating to her daughter. Her postoperative course was significant for an episode of acute pancreatitis with a pseudocyst formation. More than a decade later, she presented with variceal hemorrhage from sinistral portal hypertension, which after a diagnostic work-up, prompted a laparoscopic splenectomy. Discussion Sinistral portal hypertension is a long-term complication of live-donor pancreas donation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)221-224
Number of pages4
JournalTransplantation proceedings
Volume49
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017

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