Stent graft closure of a high flow splenorenal shunt after liver transplantation

Sergey Litvin*, Eli Atar, Michael Knizhnik, Elchanan Bruckheimer, Alexander Belenky

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We describe a patient after liver transplantation with a preexisting surgical splenorenal shunt close to the confluence of the splenic and superior mesenteric veins and a wide, short communication between the splenic and renal veins. To close the shunt, an inferior vena cava filter was inserted in the shunt and a vascular plug was placed in the splenic vein inside the filter. When this failed to stop the flow through the shunt, a covered stent was deployed at the superior mesenteric vein-portal vein junction.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)312-314
Number of pages3
JournalDiagnostic and Interventional Radiology
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 2010
Externally publishedYes


  • Interventional radiology
  • Liver transplantation
  • Splenorenal shunt


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