Asymptomatic synthetic vascular graft migration to duodenum after living donor liver transplantation: report of two cases

Acta Chir Belg. 2023 Apr;123(2):195-198. doi: 10.1080/00015458.2021.1966185. Epub 2021 Aug 17.


Background: In this study, we present the results of two patients with vascular graft migration to the duodenum after liver transplantation.

Methods: The results of two patients who underwent living donor liver transplantation and vascular graft to the duodenum were evaluated.

Results: In our center, 201 liver transplants were performed, including 154 a right lobe living donor liver transplant. A synthetic graft was used to reconstruct segment 5 and 8 hepatic veins in 78 of the 154 LDLT. During the mean follow-up 19.6 ± 12.1 months (1-44 months), graft migrated to the duodenum in two patients who were present in this study. Contrary to the literature, it was followed nonoperatively. No problem was observed in the follow-up process.

Conclusion: In patients with vascular graft migration to the duodenum after living liver transplantation, non-operative follow-up can be performed in appropriate patients.

Keywords: Living donor liver transplantation; graft migration; vascular graft.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Duodenum
  • Humans
  • Liver
  • Liver Transplantation* / adverse effects
  • Liver Transplantation* / methods
  • Living Donors