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Pancreatic Allograft Thrombosis: Suggestion for a CT grading system and management algorithm

Kourosh Saeb-Parsy, Sara Upponi, Abdul Hakeem, Edmund M Godfrey, Menna Clatworthy, Satheesh Iype, Christopher Watson, John Chen
Pancreatic allograft thrombosis (PAT) remains the leading cause of non-immunological graft failure. Herein we propose a new CT grading system of PAT to identify risk factors for allograft loss and outline a management algorithm by retrospective review of consecutive pancreatic transplants between 2009-2014. Triple-phase CT scans were graded independently by two radiologists as; Grade 0 – no thrombosis, Grade 1 – peripheral thrombosis, Grade 2 – intermediate non-occlusive thrombosis and Grade 3 – central occlusive thrombosis. Twenty-four of 103 (23.3%) recipients were diagnosed with PAT (including grade 1). Three grafts (2.9%) were lost due to portal vein thrombosis. On multivariate analysis, pancreas after SPK/PAK transplant, acute rejection and CT finding peri-pancreatic oedema and/or inflammatory change were significant risk factors of PAT. Retrospective review of CT images revealed more grade 1 and 2 thromboses than were initially reported. There was no significant difference in graft or patient survival, post-operative stay or morbidity of recipients with grade 1 or 2 thrombosis who were or were not anticoagulated. Our data suggest that therapeutic anticoagulation is not necessary for grade 1 and 2 arterial and grade 1 venous thrombosis. The proposed grading system can assist clinicians in decision making and provide standardised reporting for future studies. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.

Publisher URL: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/resolve/doi

DOI: 10.1111/ajt.14433

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