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Liver Transplant Interventions

  • Akemi Miller
  • Alexander Y. Kim
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Abstract

Initial efforts at human liver transplantation in the early 1960s were marred by extremely poor postoperative survival, with the earliest organ recipients surviving for 0–23 days postoperatively [1]. Following improvements in surgical technique, the focus shifted from postoperative patient survival to survival of the graft, and efforts were concentrated on optimizing antirejection regimens [2]. In the current era, patients undergoing liver transplantation have survival rates of 82%, 70%, and 65% at 1, 5, and 10 years, respectively [3]. Despite significant improvements in survival following liver transplantation, posttransplant complications are not uncommon, and image-guided interventional strategies have emerged as a reasonable alternative to open or laparoscopic reoperation in the management of many of these complications.

Keywords

Liver transplant complications Hepatic artery thrombosis Portal vein stenosis 

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  1. 1.Division of Vascular and Interventional RadiologyMedstar Georgetown University HospitalWashington, DCUSA

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