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European Radiology

, Volume 18, Issue 5, pp 882–891 | Cite as

Multimodality postoperative imaging of liver transplantation

  • Giulia A. Zamboni
  • Ivan Pedrosa
  • Jonathan B. Kruskal
  • Vassilios RaptopoulosEmail author
Hepatobiliary-Pancreas

Abstract

Liver transplantation is the only effective and definitive treatment for patients with end-stage liver disease. The shortage of cadaveric livers has lead to the increasing use of split-liver transplantation and living-donor liver transplantation, but the expansion of the donor pool has increased the risk for postoperative vascular and biliary complications. Early recognition of the imaging appearances of the various postoperative complications of liver transplantation is crucial for both graft and patient survival. This review describes the imaging findings of normal and abnormal transplanted liver parenchyma and of vascular and biliary post-transplantation complications.

Keywords

Liver Multidetector computed tomography Magnetic resonance imaging Ultrasound 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Giulia A. Zamboni
    • 1
    • 2
  • Ivan Pedrosa
    • 1
  • Jonathan B. Kruskal
    • 1
  • Vassilios Raptopoulos
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Department of RadiologyBeth Israel Deaconess Medical CenterBostonUSA
  2. 2.Department of RadiologyUniversity Hospital GB RossiVeronaItaly

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