Intestinal Transplantation in a Patient with Superior Vena Cava ThrombosisThierry Yandza1,2*, Goubaux Bernard1, Amine Rahili1, Domenico Ciampi1, Jérôme Fillipi1, Marie C. Saint-Paul1, Bernard Sastre3, Mehdi Ouassi3, Philippe Grandval3, Philippe Sowka1, Olivier Perus1, Guillaume Baudin1, Xavier Hébuterne1 and Jean Gugenheim1
- *Corresponding Author:
- Thierry Yandza
Service de Chirurgie Digestive et Centre de Transplantation Hépatique
Hôpitall’Archet 2, CHU de Nice
151 route de Saint Antoine de Ginestière 06202 Nice Cedex 3, France
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: May 21, 2014; Accepted date: June 25, 2014; Published date: June 30, 2014
Citation: Yandza T, Bernard G, Rahili A, Ciampi D, Fillipi J, et al. (2014) Intestinal Transplantation in a Patient with Superior Vena Cava Thrombosis. J Gastroint Dig Syst 4:192. doi: 10.4172/2161-069X.1000192
Copyright: © 2014 Yandza T, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
In patients undergoing small bowel transplantation, the current consensus is to avoid transplanting patients with insufficient vascular patency to guarantee easy central venous access for up to 6 months following transplantation. Here we present the case of a patient who received an intestinal transplant despite obstruction of the superior vena cava (SVC). The complicated post-operative outcome supports the view that these patients should be transplanted when easy central venous access is available.