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Endovascular thromboaspiration with neurointerventional devices for early hepatic artery thrombosis after split liver transplant
  1. Renato Argirò,
  2. Armando Raso,
  3. Sofia Vidali and
  4. Daniele Morosetti
  1. Department of Diagnostic and Molecular Imaging, Interventional Radiology and Radiotherapy, University Hospital Policlinico Tor Vergata, Rome, Lazio, Italy
  1. Correspondence to Dr Sofia Vidali; Sofia.vidali{at}


We report the case of a 38-year-old woman who underwent orthotopic ‘split’ liver transplant, complicated by hepatic artery thrombosis on the first postoperative day. The patient was successfully treated with an endovascular approach by mechanical thromboaspiration of the hepatic artery, using neurovascular devices, angioplasty and stenting at the site of the surgical anastomosis.

  • interventional radiology
  • transplantation

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  • Contributors RA and AR made substantial contributions to the conception or design of the work, acquisition, analysis and interpretation of data for the work, drafting the work. SV and DM revised critically the manuscript for important intellectual content. RA contributed to final approval of the version to be published. All authors agree to be accountable for all aspects of the work in ensuring that questions related to the accuracy and integrity of any part of the work are appropriately investigated and resolved.

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