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Semin Ultrasound CT MR. 2002 Feb;23(1):114-29.

Radiology in liver transplantation.

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  • 1Ultrasound Unit, Diagnosing Imaging Center, Hospital Clínic, University of Barcelona, Villarroel, Spain.


Imaging studies are becoming essential in the management of orthotopic liver transplantation (LT). They have a very important role in the preoperative evaluation and selection of suitable candidates. At the same time, they are essential in the early detection of postoperative complications, the recognition of which allows the prompt institution of appropriate therapeutic measures. Timely recognition of complications improves the success of LT; furthermore, some complications can be treated with interventional radiologic procedures, avoiding additional surgery. This article reviews the current application of diagnostic and interventional imaging in liver transplantation, both for cadaveric and living donor transplants.

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