Int J Gastrointest Interv.  2020 Jan;9(1):31-33. 10.18528/ijgii190023.

A case with combined postoperative bile leakage and anastomotic stricture after liver transplantation treated with magnet compression anastomosis

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  • 1Department of Internal Medicine, Gangnam Severance Hospital, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea

Abstract

Liver transplantation (LT) is a viable treatment for fatal end-stage liver disease. Anastomotic bile leakage and anastomotic stricture are considered as major post-LT complications. Stent insertion by endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography and percutaneous transhepatic biliary drainage is the conventional treatment for post-LT anastomotic biliary stricture. In cases in which these conventional modalities fail, magnet compression anastomosis (MCA) can be applied. We reported a case in which post-LT bile leakage and anastomotic stricture were treated by MCA and using a fully covered self-expandable metal stent (FCSEMS). The FCSEMS was removed 3 months later, at which time the stricture and the leakage had resolved.

Keyword

Anastomotic leak; Liver transplantation; Magnets; Self expandable metallic stents
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