Hepatic artery-duodenal fistula with gastrointestinal bleeding after liver transplantation

Ruey Shyang Soong, Kuang Tse Pan, Chen Fang Lee, Wei Chen Lee

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Gastrointestinal bleeding caused by peptic ulcer or portal hypertension is a serious complication in liver transplant recipients. However, Gastrointestinal bleeding from hepatic artery origin after liver transplantation is rare. We report duodenal massive bleeding secondary to erosion of hepatic artery after liver transplantation in two patients. This was diagnosed by angiography and treated subsequently by surgical intervention with hepatic artery re-anastomosis. We could not salvage one of these patients who died of complications of graft failure. Therefore, early diagnosis and aggressive surgical intervention may be required in order to salvage both recipient and graft.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)579-583
Number of pages5
JournalChang Gung Medical Journal
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2009
Externally publishedYes


  • Gastrointestinal bleeding
  • Hepatic artery-duodenal fistula
  • Liver transplantation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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