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Percutaneous transhepatic cholangiography and biliary drainage after liver transplantation: A five-year experience

Zajko, AB and Bron, KM and Campbell, WL and Behal, R and Van Thiel, DH and Starzl, TE (1987) Percutaneous transhepatic cholangiography and biliary drainage after liver transplantation: A five-year experience. Gastrointestinal Radiology, 12 (1). 137 - 143. ISSN 0364-2356

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Abstract

Evaluation of the biliary tract by percutaneous transhepatic cholangiography (PTC) is often required in liver transplant patients with an abnormal postoperative course. Indications for PTC include failure of liver enzyme levels to return to normal postoperatively, an elevation of serum bilirubin or liver enzyme levels, suspected bile leak, biliary obstructive symptoms, cholangitis, and sepsis. Over a 5-year period 625 liver transplants in 477 patients were performed at the University Health Center of Pittsburgh. Fifty-three patients (56 transplants) underwent 70 PTCs. Complications diagnosed by PTC included biliary strictures, bile leaks, bilomas, liver abscesses, stones, and problems associated with internal biliary stents. Thirty-two percutaneous transhepatic biliary drainage procedures were performed. Ten transplantation patients underwent balloon dilatation of postoperative biliary strictures. Interventional radiologic techniques were important in treating other complications and avoiding additional surgery in many of these patients. © 1987 Springer-Verlag New York Inc.


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Item Type: Article
Status: Published
Creators/Authors:
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Zajko, AB
Bron, KM
Campbell, WL
Behal, R
Van Thiel, DH
Starzl, TEtes11@pitt.eduTES11
Centers: Other Centers, Institutes, or Units > Thomas E. Starzl Transplantation Institute
Date: 1 December 1987
Date Type: Publication
Journal or Publication Title: Gastrointestinal Radiology
Volume: 12
Number: 1
Page Range: 137 - 143
DOI or Unique Handle: 10.1007/bf01885124
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 0364-2356
Other ID: uls-drl:31735062119122, Starzl CV No. 717
Date Deposited: 08 Apr 2010 17:12
Last Modified: 02 Feb 2019 13:56
URI: http://d-scholarship.pitt.edu/id/eprint/4103

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