Arterioportal fistula following liver biopsy. Three cases occurring in liver transplant recipients.

@article{Jabbour1995ArterioportalFF,
  title={Arterioportal fistula following liver biopsy. Three cases occurring in liver transplant recipients.},
  author={Nicolas Jabbour and Jorge Luis Reyes and Albert Zajko and Bakr Nour and Andreas G. Tzakis and Thomas E. Starzl and David H. van Thiel},
  journal={Digestive diseases and sciences},
  year={1995},
  volume={40 5},
  pages={1041-4}
}
Although liver biopsy is a very useful procedure used frequently in the diagnosis and management of liver dysfunction occurring after orthotopic liver transplantation, complications can occur with its use. An unusual complication of arterioportal fistula is reported here. Based upon this small series of an unusual event and the knowledge that the posttransplant liver may be more hypervascular than prior to OLTx and that it is uniquely susceptible to hepatic infarction and abscess formation, any… CONTINUE READING

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