Multimodality postoperative imaging of liver transplantation

Giulia A. Zamboni, Ivan Pedrosa, Jonathan B. Kruskal, Vassilios Raptopoulos

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Abstract

Liver transplantation is the only effective and definitive treatment for patients with end-stage liver disease. The shortage of cadaveric livers has lead to the increasing use of split-liver transplantation and living-donor liver transplantation, but the expansion of the donor pool has increased the risk for postoperative vascular and biliary complications. Early recognition of the imaging appearances of the various postoperative complications of liver transplantation is crucial for both graft and patient survival. This review describes the imaging findings of normal and abnormal transplanted liver parenchyma and of vascular and biliary post-transplantation complications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)882-891
Number of pages10
JournalEuropean Radiology
Volume18
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 2008

Keywords

  • Liver
  • Magnetic resonance imaging
  • Multidetector computed tomography
  • Ultrasound

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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