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Keywords:

  • Biliary;
  • complications;
  • Liver;
  • transplantation

Abstract Biliary complications were reviewed in 100 consecutive adult liver transplantations. Included in the study were 92 patients surviving for more than 1 month. In 86 transplantations biliobiliary anastomosis was performed with (n = 25) or without (n = 61) a T-tube. In six cases biliodigestive anastomosis (Roux-en-Y) was performed. Biliary stricture caused by hepatic arterial thrombosis was not included. Biliary complications were seen in 17 cases: seven anastomotic strictures, four T-tube-related leakages, four anastomotic leakages, one leakage of unknown origin and one late cholangitis. Nine were surgically treated (six stirictures and three leakages). Patients with primary sclerosing cholangitis had