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MRCP in Liver-Transplanted Patients

  • Paolo Pavone
  • Roberto Passariello
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Abstract

Biliary complications remain an important problem following liver transplantation [1, 2]. The frequency of biliary complications ranges between 15% and 20% of cases, although a recent study has reported a rate of 11.5% [3–7]. The complication rate depends also on the type of anastomotic procedure, for example, bilio-biliary termino-terminal anastomosis or bilio-digestive choledocho-jejunal anastomosis, the former being preferred due to the decreased risk of infection (cholangitis) and the conservation of the sphincter of Oddi [8].

Keywords

Bile Duct Orthotopic Liver Transplantation Biliary Stricture Biliary Complication Extrahepatic Duct 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Paolo Pavone
    • 1
  • Roberto Passariello
    • 1
  1. 1.Istituto di Radiologia, Cattedra IIUniversità degli Studi di Roma “La Sapienza”RomeItaly

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