Biliary Complications in Orthotopic Liver Transplantation Using Choledochocholedochostomy with a T-tube
Transplantation Proceedings, 08/09/2012
Gastaca M et al. – Overall, repeat surgery to manage biliary complications was needed in 9 patients. The mortality rate from biliary complications was 0.13%. In conclusion, end–to–end choledochocholedochostomy with a T–tube was followed by a low incidence of biliary complications. The complication rate after elective T–tube removal and the repeat surgery rate were extremely low. These results might challenge the current trend to avoid T–tube stenting in orthotopic liver transplantation.