Liver transplantation is the only effective and definitive treatment for patients with end-stage liver disease. The shortage of cadaveric livers has lead to the increasing use of split-liver transplantation and living-donor liver transplantation, but the expansion of the donor pool has increased the risk for postoperative vascular and biliary complications. Early recognition of the imaging appearances of the various postoperative complications of liver transplantation is crucial for both graft and patient survival. This review describes the imaging findings of normal and abnormal transplanted liver parenchyma and of vascular and biliary post-transplantation complications.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||10|
|State||Published - May 2008|
- Magnetic resonance imaging
- Multidetector computed tomography
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging