Treatment of a biliary-venous fistula following percutaneous biopsy in a pediatric living related liver transplant patient

@article{Weintraub2006TreatmentOA,
  title={Treatment of a biliary-venous fistula following percutaneous biopsy in a pediatric living related liver transplant patient},
  author={Joshua L. Weintraub and Ashraf Hawari and Benjamin English and David Mobley},
  journal={Pediatric Radiology},
  year={2006},
  volume={36},
  pages={555-557}
}
Liver biopsy is a common study performed after hepatic transplantation. Most centers routinely perform a biopsy 1 week after surgery to evaluate for the possibility of acute rejection. Subsequent biopsies are based on clinical symptoms and routine hepatic function laboratory testing. We report the clinical presentation and treatment of a biliary-venous fistula resulting in sepsis and bilhemia (elevated serum bilirubin levels caused by a biliary-venous fistula) in a 2½-year-old patient 4 months… CONTINUE READING