Contrast-enhanced ultrasound diagnosis of splenic artery steal syndrome after orthotopic liver transplantation.

@article{Zhu2012ContrastenhancedUD,
  title={Contrast-enhanced ultrasound diagnosis of splenic artery steal syndrome after orthotopic liver transplantation.},
  author={Xian-sheng Zhu and Yun-hua Gao and Sha-Sha Wang and Qi Cheng and Yin Ling and Li Lin Fan and Feng Huo and Miao-shui Pu and Peng Li},
  journal={Liver transplantation : official publication of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases and the International Liver Transplantation Society},
  year={2012},
  volume={18 8},
  pages={
          966-71
        }
}
The aim of this study was to investigate the use of contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) for the detection of splenic artery steal syndrome (SASS) after orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT). Two hundred forty-seven patients underwent OLT. Blood tests and color Doppler flow imaging (CDFI) were performed at various time points after the operation. CEUS and celiac angiography were used for patients suspected of having SASS. If the diagnosis of SASS was confirmed, splenic artery embolization was… CONTINUE READING
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