Complete hepatic ischemia due to torsion of a large accessory liver lobe: First case to require transplantation

Ruth Ladurner, Gerald Brandacher, Walter Mark, Claudia Lannetti, Clemens Lottersberger, Wolfgang Steurer, Alfred Königsrainer, Raimund Margreiter

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Abstract

Anatomical abnormalities of the liver are extremely rare. Although the majority of cases with an accessory liver are not detected, it can give rise to various clinical symptoms like recurrent abdominal pain and impaired liver function. Here we present the first case of orthotopic liver transplantation in a patient with hepatic ischemia caused by complete vascular occlusion due to a twisted accessory liver lobe. Although rare, an accessory liver lobe may cause serious and life-threatening problems and should therefore be kept in mind in patients presenting with acute abdominal pain.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)467-469
Number of pages3
JournalTransplant International
Volume18
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2005
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Accessory liver lobe
  • Anatomical variation
  • Liver transplantation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Transplantation

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