Persistent bile leak after liver transplantation: Biloma drainage and endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatographic sphincterotomy

E. M. Ward, R. H. Wiesner, R. W. Hughes, R. A.F. Krom

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Abstract

Persistent bile leaks after liver transplantation were successfully treated in three patients with percutaneous or surgical drainage of bilomas and endoscopic retrograde ampullary sphincterotomy. In all three patients, biliary anastomoses were achieved by means of choledocho-choledochostomies, with a T-tube stent in the anastomosis. The bile leaks led to subhepatic bilomas that had persistently high catheter outputs (>200 mL per 24 hours) for longer than 1 month. Biloma drainage decreased shortly after sphincterotomy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)719-720
Number of pages2
JournalRadiology
Volume179
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1991

Keywords

  • Bile ducts, endoscopic drainage, 76.1228
  • Bile ducts, interventional procedure, 76.1228
  • Bile ducts, leakage, 76.458
  • Liver, transplantation, 761.458

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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