Using autologous peritoneal graft for portal vein injury due to blunt thoracoabdominal trauma

Sabuncuoglu M. Z., Dandin O., Teomete U., Cakir T., Kayaalp C.

HIPPOKRATIA, vol.19, no.3, pp.260-262, 2015 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 19 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Journal Name: HIPPOKRATIA
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.260-262
  • Keywords: Portal vein, graft, trauma, peritoneum, INFERIOR VENA-CAVA, RECONSTRUCTION, PATCH
  • Akdeniz University Affiliated: Yes


Background: Autologous vein or prosthetic materials are used as patch or tube graft for portal or caval vein reconstruction after trauma or tumor resection. Preparation of autologous veins requires extra incisions and is time consuming that is crucial especially in trauma patients. This condition adversely affects postoperative morbidity and mortality, particularly in trauma cases. Prosthetic materials may not be available in some centers, and their use is associated with an increased risk of infection.