Рентгенология & Радиология, 2011, XLХ 155-157

Late bowel obstruction after liver transplantation in a young woman with neuorofibromatosis type I

  1. Slavova

Abstract. Bowel obstruction is a rare complication after liver transplantation (1.2% reported as a result from a retrospective study) and should be recognized as a possible complication when a left lobe or a left lateral segment graft is used. Bowel obstruction present with a variety of atypical clinical symptoms. Successful outcome can be achieved by an early diagnosis and prompt management. Herein we report a 19 year old female with neurofibromatosis type I presented with symptoms of bowel obstruction who had undergone seven years ago a left lobe split liver transplantation due to congenital cirrhosis, although liver involvement by neurofibromatosis is rare. This case concerns bowel obstruction due to right-sided posttransplantational diaphragmatic hernia. Six cases of right-sided diaphragmatic hernia in pediatric liver transplant recipients and only two adult recipient cases have been reported worldwidе.

Key words: BOWEL OBSTRUCTION. LIVER TRANSPLANTATION.

NEUROFIBROMATOSIS TYPE I. POSTOPERATIVE

DIAPHRAGMATIC HERNIA