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 contribution||The biliary tract in liver trasplantation: "The Achilles' heel"|
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Giornale Italiano di Endoscopia Digestiva|
|Publication status||Published - Sep 2012|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging