Background: Hemodynamic management during anesthesia in liver transplantation for patients with polycystic liver disease (PLD) can be more challenging because of the bleeding and hemodynamic alterations due to the markedly enlarged liver. We hereby report a case of PLD wherein transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) was employed for optimal hemodynamic monitoring during liver transplantation. Case presentation: A 61-year-old man was scheduled to undergo liver transplantation for massive PLD. Hemodynamic instability was associated with mechanical displacement of the giant cystic liver. TEE results revealed the collapse of the inferior vena cava due to liver displacement. TEE also detected intrathoracic hemorrhage triggered by detachment from the markedly enlarged liver. Conclusion: TEE is a valuable monitoring tool for sharing information with surgeons and diagnostic modality for finding the source of bleeding in liver transplantation for PLD and may contribute majorly to the quality of perioperative management.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine