Spectrum of biliary complications following live donor liver transplantation

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Liver transplantation is the optimal treatment for many patients with advanced liver disease, including decompensated cirrhosis, hepatocellular carcinoma and acute liver failure. Organ shortage is the main determinant of death on the waiting list and hence living donor liver transplantation (LDLT) assumes importance. Biliary complications are the most common post operative morbidity after LDLT and occur due to anatomical and technical reasons. They include biliary leaks, strictures and cast formation and occur in the recipient as well as the donor. The types of biliary complications after LDLT along with their etiology, presenting features, diagnosis and endoscopic and surgical management are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1856-1865
Number of pages10
JournalWorld Journal of Hepatology
Issue number14
StatePublished - 2015


  • Bile leak
  • Biliary stricture
  • Liver transplantation


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