Journal of Hepato-Biliary-Pancreatic Surgery

, Volume 13, Issue 6, pp 497–501

Biliary complications in recipients of living-donor liver transplantation

Authors

  • Mitsuhisa Takatsuki
    • Department of Transplantation and Digestive SurgeryNagasaki University Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
  • Susumu Eguchi
    • Department of Transplantation and Digestive SurgeryNagasaki University Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
  • Yujo Kawashita
    • Department of Transplantation and Digestive SurgeryNagasaki University Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
  • Takashi Kanematsu
    • Department of Transplantation and Digestive SurgeryNagasaki University Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
Article

DOI: 10.1007/s00534-005-1082-0

Cite this article as:
Takatsuki, M., Eguchi, S., Kawashita, Y. et al. J Hepatobiliary Pancreat Surg (2006) 13: 497. doi:10.1007/s00534-005-1082-0

Abstract

The key points of the management of biliary complications in recipients of living-donor liver transplantation are described. The characteristics of these complications are somewhat different from those in deceased-donor liver transplantation, mainly due to the technical difficulties. Appropriate prevention, diagnosis, and treatment are essential for successful transplants, to avoid the development of secondary biliary cirrhosis when complication occurs.

Key words

Liver transplantationLiving donorBiliary complication
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