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HPB Surgery
Volume 5, Issue 1, Pages 17-22

Chronic Rejection and Extrahepatic Biliary Tract Obstruction 8 Years After Orthotopic Liver Transplantation Using the Gallbladder-Conduit Technique

1Department of Visceral and Transplantation Surgery, Institute of Pathology, University Hospital, Inselspital, Berne CH-3010, Switzerland
2Department of Clinical Pharmacology, University Hospital, Inselspital, Berne CH-3010, Switzerland
3Department Surgery, Liver transplantation- University Hospital St Luc, Cath. Univ. Louvain UCL. Av. Hippocrate 10, BRUSSELS 1200 B, Belgium

Received 11 October 1990; Accepted 11 October 1990

Copyright © 1991 Hindawi Publishing Corporation. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


A case of delayed biliary obstruction and cholangitis, occurring in the setting of chronic allograft rejection, 8 years after liver transplantation using the gallbladder-conduit, is presented. Extrahepatic biliary obstruction may be seen in the late follow-up of liver grafting and rejection phenomena may play a significant role in the development of such obstruction.