Obesity Surgery

, Volume 29, Issue 1, pp 350–352 | Cite as

Sleeve Gastrectomy: You Might Lose your Liver!

  • J. Danion
  • L. Genser
  • O. ScattonEmail author
Brief Communication


Sleeve gastrectomy (SG) is currently the most popular bariatric procedure. Portomesenteric venous thrombosis (PVT) is a feared and increasingly reported complication. Herein, we describe the history of a patient who developed a post-operative PVT after SG, aggravated with refractory ascites, and finally required orthotopic liver transplantation (LT). Acquired thrombophilia-anti-cardiolipin syndrome was present. As SG expands worldwide, this first case of LT for PVT following SG may warrant a systematic screening for prothrombotic condition and information on the possible consequences of PVT prior to bariatric surgery.


Liver Transplantation Sleeve Portal Thrombosis Obesity 


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Conflict of Interest

The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.

Ethical Approval

For this type of study, formal consent is not required; Informed consent was obtained from all individual participants included in the study.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Assistance Publique-Hôpitaux de Paris, Department of Digestive and Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Surgery, Liver TransplantationPitié-Salpêtrière University Hospital, Sorbonne UniversityParisFrance

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