Percutaneous recanalization of an occluded hepatico-jejunostomy, using Colapinto needle, in a two-yr-old patient after partial liver transplantation

Roberto Miraglia, Angelo Luca, Luigi Maruzzelli, Settimo Caruso, Kristine Henderson, Silvia Riva, Marco Spada, Bruno Gridelli

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Abstract

We report one case of percutaneous recanalization of an hepatico-jejunostomy, using Colapinto needle, in a two-yr-old patient after partial liver transplantation and occlusive anastomotic biliary stricture non-crossable with conventional interventional radiology techniques. The procedure was successfully performed and followed by biliary trans-anastomotic catheter placement. Later, the patient underwent multiple session of conventional percutaneous balloon dilatation of the anastomosis as a good flow of contrast from bile ducts to bowel loops was achieved. The patient is now without percutaneous biliary catheter since 10 months in good general conditions and with good liver function tests.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)676-679
Number of pages4
JournalPediatric Transplantation
Volume11
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2007

Keywords

  • Biliary
  • Complication of liver transplantation
  • Interventional radiology
  • Paediatric liver transplantation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Transplantation

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