What complications are possible in the immediate postoperative period of orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT)?

Updated: Dec 31, 2017
  • Author: Lemi Luu, MD, RDMS, FACEP, FAAEM; Chief Editor: Barry E Brenner, MD, PhD, FACEP  more...
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A number of complications are possible in the immediate postoperative period, [9] including acute rejection and early graft failure, as well as vascular and biliary complications. However, these early complications usually are identified during the posttransplant hospital stay.


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