Endoscopic management of postoperative biliary complications in donors for living donor liver transplantation.

@article{Hasegawa2003EndoscopicMO,
  title={Endoscopic management of postoperative biliary complications in donors for living donor liver transplantation.},
  author={Kazunori Hasegawa and Shujiro Yazumi and Hiroto Egawa and Hiroyuki Tamaki and Masanori Asada and Yuzo Kodama and Hiroshi Hisatsune and Kouichirou Okazaki and Koichi Tanaka and Tsutomu Chiba},
  journal={Clinical gastroenterology and hepatology : the official clinical practice journal of the American Gastroenterological Association},
  year={2003},
  volume={1 3},
  pages={
          183-8
        }
}
BACKGROUND & AIMS Biliary leakage and stricture are serious complications that occur in donors whose liver is resected for living donor transplantation. We assessed the usefulness of endoscopic nasobiliary drainage and endoscopic biliary stenting, respectively, in repairing biliary leakage and stricture. METHODS Between July 1999 and December 2001, a total of 276 donors underwent liver resection (left side, 118; right side, 158) for living donor transplantation at Kyoto University Hospital… CONTINUE READING
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