Published online Aug 28, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i32.11080
Revised: May 11, 2014
Accepted: May 23, 2014
Published online: August 28, 2014
Core tip: Biliary adverse events continue to be serious causes of morbidity, mortality, and transplant dysfunction or failure after orthotopic liver transplantation. In this article, we review the technique as well as the diagnostic role of magnetic resonance (MR) imaging with cholangiopancreatographic sequences in the assessment of adverse events following orthotopic liver transplantation. The features of the main types of biliary adverse events on MR cholangiopancreatography are presented and the recently developed techniques are also discussed in this setting, according to the biliary reconstruction and liver transplant procedure performed.