Bile leak following living donor liver transplantation: clinical efficacy of percutaneous transhepatic treatment.

@article{Kim2008BileLF,
  title={Bile leak following living donor liver transplantation: clinical efficacy of percutaneous transhepatic treatment.},
  author={Jin Hyoung Kim and G S Ko and K J Sung and Hyun-Ki Yoon and Dong Il Gwon and Kyung Rae Kim and Sung-Gyu Lee},
  journal={Liver transplantation : official publication of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases and the International Liver Transplantation Society},
  year={2008},
  volume={14 8},
  pages={1142-9}
}
Percutaneous transhepatic treatment may be effective in patients with bile leaks after living donor liver transplantation (LDLT). We therefore evaluated the clinical efficacy of percutaneous transhepatic treatment for biliary leaks in adult-to-adult LDLT recipients. Twenty-three LDLT recipients underwent percutaneous transhepatic treatment to manage bile leaks. The treatment included percutaneous transhepatic biliary drainage (PTBD) and drainage of perihepatic biloma. In patients with combined… CONTINUE READING
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