PTBD in the Treatment of Biliary Stricture after Liver Transplantation

PTBD in the Treatment of Biliary Stricture after Liver Transplantation

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Author(s): Tiangu Yang, Yanhua Wang, Xiaowei Sun, Rui Xu, Hui Zhao

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DOI: 10.18483/ijSci.2332 44 99 17-21 Volume 9 - May 2020


The purpose is to evaluate effectivity and influence on hepatic function indexes of percutaneous transhepatic biliary drainage (PTBD) in the treatment of biliary stricture after liver transplantation. Twenty-six patients with biliary stricture after liver transplantation were selected as the subjects. Hepatic function indexes such as albumin, direct bilirubin, glutamate transaminase, andγ-glutamyl transpeptidase(y-GT) were compared before and after the PTBD. There was significant difference between pre-procedure and post-procedure albumin value (P < 0.05). Most of patients (21/26) showed improvement of direct bilirubin, glutamate transaminase, and y-GT, and relief of obstructive jaundice symptoms. PTBD shows good effectivity of relieving obstructive jaundice symptoms and reducing hepatic function indexes in patients with biliary stricture after liver transplantation. However, the decrease of albumin should also be concerned.


PTBD, Biliary Stricture, Biliary Complications, Liver Transplantation, Hepatic Function Indexes


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