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Gastrointestinal complications of hepatic transplantation

Koep, LJ and Starzl, TE and Weil, R (1979) Gastrointestinal complications of hepatic transplantation. Transplantation Proceedings, 11 (1). 257 - 261. ISSN 0041-1345

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In this series of 150 orthotopic hepatic transplants, clinically significant gastrointestinal hemorrhage occurred in 34 patients (23%). Five patients (15%) survived this complication. Enteric perforations occurred in 20 patients following 198 biliary-enteric procedures. Only one patient survived. Enteric perforations unrelated to biliary procedures fared only slightly better with one survivor among eight perforations. These results clearly do not warrant complacency. Modifications advocated are an aggressive diagnostic approach and early reoperation with establishment of extensive peritoneal drainage where necessary.


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Item Type: Article
Status: Published
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Koep, LJ
Starzl, TEtes11@pitt.eduTES11
Weil, R
Centers: Other Centers, Institutes, Offices, or Units > Thomas E. Starzl Transplantation Institute
Date: 1 January 1979
Date Type: Publication
Journal or Publication Title: Transplantation Proceedings
Volume: 11
Number: 1
Page Range: 257 - 261
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 0041-1345
Other ID: uls-drl:31735062113901, Starzl CV No. 419
Date Deposited: 08 Apr 2010 17:07
Last Modified: 02 Feb 2019 13:56


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