International Journal of Colorectal Disease

, Volume 20, Issue 1, pp 67–71 | Cite as

Palliative portal vein stent placement for lymphatic recurrence of gastric cancer

  • J.-P. Heyne
  • S. O. R. Pfleiderer
  • G. Trebing
  • J. Scheele
  • W. A. Kaiser
Case Report



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.


Stent Portal vein Gastric cancer 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • J.-P. Heyne
    • 1
  • S. O. R. Pfleiderer
    • 1
  • G. Trebing
    • 2
  • J. Scheele
    • 2
  • W. A. Kaiser
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Diagnostic and Interventional RadiologyFriedrich-Schiller-University JenaJenaGermany
  2. 2.Department of General and Visceral SurgeryFriedrich-Schiller-University JenaJenaGermany

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