Case of magnetic compression anastomosis with double-balloon enteroscopy for biliary obstruction after living donor liver translationn

Eisuke Kawakubo, Yuji Soejima, Eigorou Yamanouchi, Mizuki Ninomiya, Hiroto Kayashima, Hideaki Uchiyama, Tomoharu Yoshizumi, Akinobu Taketomi, Ken Shirabe, Yoshihiko Maehara

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Abstract

Biliary anastomotic strictures are one of the most significant postoperative complications after living donor liver transplantations (LDLT), which develop in about 10-30% of recipients. Various modalities have been reported to treat these complications with an acceptable success rate. Herein, we present a case of complete anastomotic obstruction of hepaticojejunostomy, for which a successful magnetic compression anastomosis (MCA) was performed. The patient was a 56-year-old man who was given a diagnosis of biliary anastomotic strictures 9 months after LDLT. Conservative treatment, including percutaneous transhepatic biliary drainage (PTBD), was initially undertaken, however, re canalization of the bile duct anastomosis could not be obtained. An MCA was performed 3 months after the initial PTBD, which resulted in a success. In conclusion, MCA is a safe and very effective method to treat complete anastomotic strictures after LDLT.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1404-1410
Number of pages7
JournalJapanese Journal of Gastroenterological Surgery
Volume44
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery
  • Gastroenterology

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    Kawakubo, E., Soejima, Y., Yamanouchi, E., Ninomiya, M., Kayashima, H., Uchiyama, H., Yoshizumi, T., Taketomi, A., Shirabe, K., & Maehara, Y. (2011). Case of magnetic compression anastomosis with double-balloon enteroscopy for biliary obstruction after living donor liver translationn. Japanese Journal of Gastroenterological Surgery, 44(11), 1404-1410. https://doi.org/10.5833/jjgs.44.1404