Clin Endosc.  2020 May;53(3):255-260. 10.5946/ce.2020.079.

Unilateral Versus Bilateral Biliary Drainage for Post-Transplant Anastomotic Stricture

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  • 1Department of Internal Medicine and Liver Research Institute, Seoul National University Hospital, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea

Abstract

Living donor liver transplantation is the most common type of liver transplantation in Asia. Post-transplant biliary stricture is frequent in living donor liver transplantation, and endoscopic management is considered to be the treatment of choice. However, endoscopic management is still challenging in patients who undergo right lobe living donor liver transplantation because of the anatomical alteration. In this article, we reviewed the recently updated results for proper endoscopic biliary drainage in post-living donor liver transplantation anatomical biliary stricture and compared unilateral and bilateral drainage.

Keyword

Biliary stent; Biliary stricture; Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography; Living donor liver transplantations
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