Remnant torsion causing budd-chiari syndrome after right hepatectomy

Jeffrey K. Wang, Mark J. Truty, John H. Donohue

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Introduction: Torsion or rotation of the remnant left liver after right hepatectomy is a potential cause of venous outflow obstruction. This can occur by external compression on the inferior vena cava or kinking of the left hepatic vein. Discussion: We report a case of a young female who underwent right hepatectomy for stage IV colorectal metastases and suffered remnant left liver torsion causing acute Budd-Chiari syndrome. She was managed by placement of a metal stent across the area of stenosis which resolved her ascites and hyperbilirubinemia.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)910-912
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
Issue number5
StatePublished - 2010


  • Budd-Chiari
  • Hepatectomy
  • Liver failure
  • Stent
  • Torsion

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Gastroenterology


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