Transjugular intrahepatic shunts (TIPSs) are widely used in the management of portal hypertension complications including variceal bleeding, refractory ascites, and hepatic hydrothorax. Vena cava filters (VCFs) are an important therapeutic modality in the prevention of pulmonary emboli in patients suffering deep venous thrombosis and clinical contraindications for anticoagulation. Stent and filter misplacement or migration may occur, complicating liver transplantation (LT) surgery. We describe the intraoperative management of a patient with cirrhosis, who had a TIPS extending into the right atrium (RA) and a retrohepatic VCF. Stent and filter removals were deferred until the time of LT. Both procedures were performed successfully by complete cava and portal reconstruction. In conclusion, careful assessment and surgical management of patients with stent and filters permits successful LT.
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