Korean J Radiol.  2004 Sep;5(3):199-209. 10.3348/kjr.2004.5.3.199.

Multi-Slice Spiral CT of Living-Related Liver Transplantation in Children: Pictorial Essay

  • 1Department of Radiology, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Asan Medical Center, Korea. hwgoo@amc.seoul.kr


In pediatric living-related liver transplantation, preoperative evaluation of the recipient is important for surgical planning, while the accurate diagnosis of postoperative complications is essential for graft salvage. Multiplanar and three-dimensional imaging using multi-slice spiral CT can be used for preoperative vascular imaging, as well as for evaluating postoperative complications. In this essay, we describe the usefulness of multi-slice CT, combined with a variety of different reconstruction techniques, for the preoperative evaluation of transplant recipients. In addition, we demonstrate the multi-slice CT findings of postoperative complications, including vascular stenosis or thrombosis, bile duct leak or stricture, and extrahepatic fluid collection.


Computed tomography (CT), in infants and children; Computed tomography (CT), multi-detector row; Liver, CT; Liver, transplantation
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