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Portal Vein Thrombosis and Liver Transplantation: Evolution During 10 Years of Experience at the University of Bologna

Ravaioli, Matteo MD; Zanello, Matteo MD; Grazi, Gian Luca MD; Ercolani, Giorgio MD; Cescon, Matteo MD; Gaudio, Massimo Del MD; Cucchetti, Alessandro MD; Pinna, Antonio Daniele MD

doi: 10.1097/SLA.0b013e318206818b
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The present study reports the 10 year experience in liver transplantation with and without portal vein thrombosis from the University of Bologna. The selection criteria and the management evolved over the years, particularly for cases with complete portal vein thrombosis. This study, the largest series reported so far, shows similar patient survival regardless of the presence of portal vein thrombosis, even in the recent era when the thrombosis was complete.

From the Department of Liver and Multi-organ Transplantation, Sant ‘Orsola-Malpighi Hospital; University of Bologna, Italy.

Matteo Ravaioli and Matteo Zanello contributed equally to the article.

Funding sources: none.

Reprints: Matteo Ravaioli, MD, Department of Surgery and Transplantation, Sant’Orsola-Malpighi Hospital, University of Bologna, Via Massarenti 9, 40138 Bologna, Italy. E-mail:

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