Biliary complications remain a major challenge for long-term success after LT, as it is, as a rule, the most common technical - early and late - complication that occurs, and because these complications contribute to a significant number of late graft losses and retransplantations. In the pediatric age group, both biliary atresia, as the patient's condition, and the use of a left liver graft, obtained by a liver division technique, make it necessary for the use of a Roux-en-Y jejunal loop for the biliary reconstruction in the majority of cases. A slight modification of the technique is presented, consisting of a straight positioning along the cut surface (rather than the conventional position that results in a harpoon shape). A favorable outcome in terms of a technical complication and graft survival was observed. This way of doing this is an interesting variation and adds to the surgical armamentarium.
- biliary reconstruction
- complications of liver transplantation
- pediatric liver transplantation
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health