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Case Reports in Transplantation
Volume 2014, Article ID 801657, 4 pages
Case Report

Replacement of Vena Cava up to the Right Atrium during Living Donor Liver Transplantation for Echinococcus alveolaris

1General Surgery Department, Atatürk Research and Training Hospital, Turkey
2Liver Transplantation Institute, Inonu University, Malatya, Turkey
3General Surgery Department, İzmir Research and Training Hospital, Turkey
4Azerbaijan Medical University, Baku, Azerbaijan

Received 22 April 2014; Accepted 4 September 2014; Published 20 November 2014

Academic Editor: Giuseppe Orlando

Copyright © 2014 Fahri Yetişir et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Management of advanced stage of Echinococcus alveolaris is a very difficult procedure. Surgical treatment like resection and liver transplantation is accepted procedure nowadays. Here we presented a case report of Echinococcus alveolaris which invaded the inferior vena cava up to the right atrium and surrounding tissues. This patient underwent living donor liver transplantation with replacement of inferior vena cava up to the right atrium with cryopreserved cadaveric aortic graft. This procedure is very difficult but it is a life-saving chance for patients in advanced cases of Echinococcus alveolaris.