Early laboratory values after liver transplantation are associated with anastomotic biliary strictures.
BACKGROUNDS/AIMS: The aim of this study was to evaluate longitudinal changes of post-liver transplantation (LT) biliary anatomy and to assess the association of increased laboratory values after LT with the development of post-LT anastomotic biliary stricture (ABS).
METHODS: Adult deceased donor LT recipients from 2008 and 2019 were evaluated. ABS was defined after blinded review of endoscopic cholangiograms. Controls were patients who underwent LT for hepatocellular carcinoma who did not have any clinical or biochemical concerns for ABS.
RESULTS: Of 534 patients who underwent LT, 57 patients had ABS and 57 patients served as controls. On MRI, ABS patients had a narrower anastomosis (2.47 ± 1.32 mm vs. 3.38 ± 1.05 mm;
CONCLUSIONS: Elevation of laboratory values early after LT is associated with ABS formation.
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Fasullo, M., Kandakatla, P., Amerinasab, R., Kohli, D. R., Shah, T., Patel, S., Bhati, C., Bouhaidar, D., Siddiqui, M. S., & Vachhani, R. (2022). Early laboratory values after liver transplantation are associated with anastomotic biliary strictures. Annals of hepato-biliary-pancreatic surgery, 26(1), 76–83. https://doi.org/10.14701/ahbps.21-103
Medicine and Health Sciences
Department of Medicine