Le vie biliari nel trapianto di fegato: "Il tallone d'Achille"

Translated title of the contribution: The biliary tract in liver trasplantation: "The Achilles' heel"

Luca Barresi, Ilaria Tarantino, Gabriele Curcio, Antonino Granata, Roberta Badas, Mario Traina

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Biliary complications after liver transplantation have been defined as the Achilles' heel of that surgical discipline, reflecting the fact that they are the leading cause of postoperative morbidity. They include biliary strictures, fistulas, stones, casts, and biliary sphincter of Oddi dysfunction. Advances in digestive endoscopy and interventional radiology have significantly reduced the need for surgery to treat these complications. As a result, a multidisciplinary approach, involving hepatologists, endoscopists, surgeons, and interventional radiologists is required to successfully treat patients affected with these complications.

Translated title of the contributionThe biliary tract in liver trasplantation: "The Achilles' heel"
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)237-242
Number of pages6
JournalGiornale Italiano di Endoscopia Digestiva
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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