Resolution of hepatic artery thrombosis in 2 pediatric liver transplant patients

Anna M. Banc-Husu, Sudha A. Anupindi, Henry C. Lin

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Abstract

Hepatic artery thrombosis (HAT) is a serious complication after liver transplantation. This is the first report of spontaneous resolution of HAT in pediatric liver transplant patients on low molecular weight heparin therapy. A total of 2 patients, a 26-month-old boy who presented with acute liver failure and required emergent liver transplantation and a 15-yearold boy with ulcerative colitis and autoimmune hepatitis-primary sclerosing cholangitis overlap underwent liver transplantation for progressive cirrhosis; both developed HAT during the postoperative period. They were both treated with low molecular weight heparin. Follow-up imaging for both patients showed resolution of HAT without evidence of collateral flow.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)546-549
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of pediatric gastroenterology and nutrition
Volume62
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016

Keywords

  • Hepatic artery thrombosis
  • Low molecular weight heparin
  • Pediatric liver transplantation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Gastroenterology

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