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Title: Transjugular Portal Venous Stenting in Inflammatory Extrahepatic Portal Vein Stenosis

We report the case of a 37-year-old man with necrotizing pancreatitis associated with inflammatory extrahepatic portal vein stenosis and progressive ascites. Four months after the acute onset, when no signs of infection were present, portal decompression was performed to treat refractory ascites. Transjugulartranshepatic venoplasty failed to dilate the stenosis in the extrahepatic portion of the portal vein sufficiently. Therefore a Wallstent was implanted, resulting in almost normal diameter of the vessel. In follow-up imaging studies the stent and the portal vein were still patent 12 months after the intervention and total resolution of the ascites was observed.
Authors:
;  [1] ;  [2] ; ;  [1]
  1. Department of Radiology, University of Bonn, D-53105 Bonn (Germany)
  2. Department of Surgery, University ofBonn, D-53105 Bonn (Germany)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
21083391
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology; Journal Volume: 25; Journal Issue: 6; Other Information: DOI: 10.1007/s00270-002-1936-7; Copyright (c) 2002 Springer-Verlag New York, Inc; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
62 RADIOLOGY AND NUCLEAR MEDICINE; ASCITES; DIGESTIVE SYSTEM DISEASES; INFLAMMATION; PANCREAS; PATENTS; VEINS