Biliary complications after pediatric liver transplantation.

  title={Biliary complications after pediatric liver transplantation.},
  author={Feza Y. Karakayalı and Mahir Kırnap and Aydincan Akdur and Nihal Uslu Tutar and Fatih Boyvat and G{\"o}khan Moray and Mehmet Ali Haberal},
  journal={Transplantation proceedings},
  volume={45 10},
OBJECTIVES After liver transplantation, biliary complications are more prevalent in pediatric patients, with reported rates varying between 15% and 30%. METHODS We retrospectively analyzed biliary complications observed in 84 pediatric liver transplantation patients between July 2006 and September 2012. Biliary reconstruction was accomplished via a duct-to-duct anastomosis in 5 (83.3%) of the 6 patients receiving whole liver grafts and in 44 (56.4%) of the 78 patients who received a segmental… CONTINUE READING