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 language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2017|