The Bile Duct Anastomosis in Liver Transplantation

Ch.A. Seiler
1999 Digestive Surgery  
In spite of the dramatic improvement of survival after orthotopic liver transplantation over the last decades, biliary tract complications are still the 'achilles heal' of liver transplantation with a potential risk of significant morbidity and mortality. Biliary leaks or strictures, the major types of biliary complications, may occur after direct choledocho-choledochostomy (CC) or Roux-Y choledocho-jejunostomy (CRY). The majority of these biliary complications, however, are often a consequence
more » ... of surgical technique and therefore potentially amenable to improved surgical technique.
doi:10.1159/000018700 pmid:10207234 fatcat:bgwu3evy65bdtj5inbiyopekuu