Case Report

International Journal of Colorectal Disease

, Volume 20, Issue 1, pp 67-71

First online:

Palliative portal vein stent placement for lymphatic recurrence of gastric cancer

  • J.-P. HeyneAffiliated withInstitute of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology, Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena Email author 
  • , S. O. R. PfleidererAffiliated withInstitute of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology, Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena
  • , G. TrebingAffiliated withDepartment of General and Visceral Surgery, Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena
  • , J. ScheeleAffiliated withDepartment of General and Visceral Surgery, Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena
  • , W. A. KaiserAffiliated withInstitute of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology, Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena

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Abstract

Introduction

Percutaneous transhepatic stenting of the main portal vein is a rare intervention.

Case report

In the current patient, percutaneous angioplasty and stenting of a main portal vein stenosis due to lymphatic recurrence of gastric cancer ameliorated the progressing therapeutic restriction. The wall stent achieved portal venous patency that enabled ongoing chemotherapy. The stent remained patent for the entire subsequent survival period.

Keywords

Stent Portal vein Gastric cancer