Successful treatment with a covered stent and 6-year follow-up of biliary complication after liver transplantation

Attila Doros, Andrea Németh, Ákos Pál Deák, Erika Hartmann, Zsuzsa Gerlei, János Fazakas, László Kóbori

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The role of covered stent in the management of biliary complications is not yet defined in liver transplant recipients. This Case Report presents a patient with anastomotic stricture and leakage with biloma treated with a covered stent 32 months following liver transplantation. Signs of in-stent restenosis developed 52 months following covered stent placement, which was resolved by balloon dilation. There were no complications during the interventions. The latest follow-up, at 69 months following primary and 19 months following secondary percutaneous intervention, shows a patent covered stent without any clinical or morphological sign of further restenosis. The clinical success with long-term follow-up data suggests that covered stent implantation can be a rational, minimally invasive option for simultaneous treatment of bile duct stenosis and bile leak following liver transplantation in selected cases.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)425-429
Number of pages5
JournalCardioVascular and Interventional Radiology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1 2010


  • Biliary complication
  • Covered stent
  • Liver transplantation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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