What are the most common problems in the liver transplant recipient?

Updated: Dec 31, 2017
  • Author: Lemi Luu, MD, RDMS, FACEP, FAAEM; Chief Editor: Barry E Brenner, MD, PhD, FACEP  more...
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The most common problems in the liver transplant recipient are the following:

  • Acute graft rejection
  • Vascular thrombosis
  • Biliary leak or stricture
  • Infection

These patients are also at increased risk for developing malignancy, which must be considered in the evaluation process. Adverse effects of immunosuppressive drugs also may complicate the patient's presentation. [3]


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