Extrahepatic complications of liver transplantation.

R. P. Wood, Byers Wendell Shaw Jr, T. E. Starzl

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Abstract

The massive surgical assault associated with hepatic transplantation makes a high frequency of complications almost inevitable. In this review of 225 patient records, selected at random from cases of liver transplantation in Pittsburgh over a 2 1/2 year period ending in January 1985, 87.2% of patients experienced at least one significant complication that threatened their survival or that of the graft and that often prolonged their hospitalization. Familiarity with the complications may facilitate earlier recognition, with consequently early and more effective management in future cases.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)377-384
Number of pages8
JournalSeminars in liver disease
Volume5
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1985

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Liver Transplantation
Graft Survival
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Extrahepatic complications of liver transplantation. / Wood, R. P.; Shaw Jr, Byers Wendell; Starzl, T. E.

In: Seminars in liver disease, Vol. 5, No. 4, 01.01.1985, p. 377-384.

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Wood, R. P. ; Shaw Jr, Byers Wendell ; Starzl, T. E. / Extrahepatic complications of liver transplantation. In: Seminars in liver disease. 1985 ; Vol. 5, No. 4. pp. 377-384.
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