Clinical presentation of hepatic artery thrombosis after liver transplantation in the cyclosporine era

Andreas G. Tzakis, Robert D. Gordon, Byres W. Shaw, Shunzaburo Iwatsuki, Thomas E. Starzl

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Hepatic artery thrombosis is a dreadful complication of orthotopic liver transplantation. It should be suspected in cases of fulminant liver failure, delayed bile leak, or intermittent sepsis of unknown cause after liver transplantation. Accurate diagnosis is assisted by ultrasound and computerized tomography scans, but usually requires arteriography. Prompt retransplantation is required in most of the cases.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)667-671
Number of pages5
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 1985


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  • Transplantation

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