J Korean Radiol Soc.  2000 Feb;42(2):311-315. 10.3348/jkrs.2000.42.2.311.

Doppler US Findings of Vascular Complication after Liver Transplantation

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  • 1Department of Radiology, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. jdj@www.amc.seoul.kr

Abstract

Vascular complications after liver transplantation may involve the hepatic artery, and hepatic and portal veins. Arterial complications are common and significant vascular complications include thrombosis or stenosis, as well as pseudoaneurysms. Venous complications include thrombisis or stenosis of the inferior vena cana, or hepatic or portal vein. Since recent evidence has shown that emergent revascularization leads to improved graft salvage and patient survival with a relatively low rate of late biliary complications, accurate and pronpt di-agnosis of hepatic arterial complications is important. Doppler US is a relatively inexpensive, accurate, and non-invasive method of diagnosing the vascular complications which may arise from liver transplantation.

Keyword

Liver transplantation; Ultrasound (US); Doppler studies; Hapatic arteries, thrombosis; Hepatic veins, thrombosis

MeSH Terms

Aneurysm, False
Constriction, Pathologic
Hepatic Artery
Humans
Liver Transplantation*
Liver*
Portal Vein
Thrombosis
Transplants
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