Endoscopic therapy of anastomotic bile duct strictures occurring after liver transplantation.

@article{Schwartz2000EndoscopicTO,
  title={Endoscopic therapy of anastomotic bile duct strictures occurring after liver transplantation.},
  author={David A Schwartz and Bret T. Petersen and John J. Poterucha and Christopher John Gostout},
  journal={Gastrointestinal endoscopy},
  year={2000},
  volume={51 2},
  pages={169-74}
}
BACKGROUND Optimal therapy for anastomotic biliary strictures occurring after orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT) remains to be defined. We reviewed our experience with endoscopic therapy for such strictures and contrasted it with reported data. METHODS Endoscopic therapy was performed with balloon dilation alone; no patients received an endoprosthesis. Responses were characterized as good if the patient improved clinically and no subsequent procedures were required after one or more… CONTINUE READING
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