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ISRN Hepatology
Volume 2013, Article ID 696794, 6 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/696794
Review Article

The Role of Interventional Radiology in Treating Complications following Liver Transplantation

Interventional Radiology Department, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, University Hospitals Birmingham, Birmingham B15 2WB, UK

Received 3 October 2012; Accepted 22 October 2012

Academic Editors: I. Boin, Z. Mathe, and B. Radosevic-Stasic

Copyright © 2013 Homoyoon Mehrzad and Kamarjit Mangat. 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.

Abstract

Liver transplantation (LT) is used to treat both adult and pediatric patients with end-stage liver disease or acute liver failure. It has become more prevalent as both the surgical technique and postoperative care have improved resulting in a reduced morbidity and mortality. As a result, there are more patients surviving longer after liver transplantation. Despite this, there remain serious complications from the procedure that have a significant outcome on the patient and may result in retransplantation. At the same time, there have been significant advances in the field of interventional radiology both in terms of technology and how these apply to the patients. In this paper, we review the commonest complications, diagnostic tests, and interventional management options available.