Surg Endosc 2021 Apr 1. Epub 2021 Apr 1.
Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Internal Medicine, Yonsei University College of Medicine, 50-1 Yonsei-ro, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul, 03722, Republic of Korea.
Background: Endoscopic biliary stenting (EBS) with a fully covered, self-expandable metallic stent (FC-SEMS) and plastic stent (PS) is safe and efficient for biliary anastomotic strictures (ASs) after a deceased donor liver transplantation. Limited studies have investigated the use of FC-SEMSs for biliary strictures post-living donor liver transplantation (LDLT). We compared the resolution rate of biliary ASs post-LDLT and the 12-month recurrence rates post-stent removal between EBS with an FC-SEMS, PS, and percutaneous transhepatic biliary drainage (PTBD). Read More