Early postoperative hepatic sonography as a predictor of vascular and biliary complications in adult orthotopic liver transplant patients.

@article{Uzochukwu2005EarlyPH,
  title={Early postoperative hepatic sonography as a predictor of vascular and biliary complications in adult orthotopic liver transplant patients.},
  author={Lawrence N Uzochukwu and Edward I. Bluth and Dana H Smetherman and Laurie A Troxclair and George E. Loss and Ari Cohen and James D. Eason},
  journal={AJR. American journal of roentgenology},
  year={2005},
  volume={185 6},
  pages={1558-70}
}
OBJECTIVE Our objective was to quantitatively assess the value of early posttransplantation hepatic artery resistive indexes in predicting vascular and nonvascular complications in adult orthotopic liver transplant (OLT) patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS Between 1999 and 2001, 110 consecutive adults received grafts. Doppler sonographic graft evaluations measured main, right, and left resistive indexes within 24 to 48 hr after surgery (normal resistive index cutoff, 0.6). Clinical, operative… CONTINUE READING