Obstructive dilatation of extrahepatic recipient and donor bile ducts complicating orthotopic liver transplantation: imaging and laboratory findings.

@article{Miller1991ObstructiveDO,
  title={Obstructive dilatation of extrahepatic recipient and donor bile ducts complicating orthotopic liver transplantation: imaging and laboratory findings.},
  author={William J. Miller and William L. Campbell and Albert B. Zajko and Antonio G Pinna and G Zetti and Andrei C. Stieber and Richard G. Foster and James W. Lecky and Kyo Lee},
  journal={AJR. American journal of roentgenology},
  year={1991},
  volume={157 1},
  pages={29-32}
}
Biliary obstruction in liver transplants is most commonly due to stricture at the biliary anastomosis. The native common bile duct typically is normal. We retrospectively studied 28 patients with choledochocholedochostomy anastomoses who had marked native and donor extrahepatic bile duct dilatation associated with clinical evidence of biliary obstruction. Operative cholangiograms were compared with postoperative cholangiograms obtained a mean of 50 weeks (range, 2-246 weeks) later. Mean caliber… CONTINUE READING