Published online Jul 21, 2016. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v22.i27.6173
Peer-review started: March 29, 2016
First decision: May 12, 2016
Revised: May 25, 2016
Accepted: June 28, 2016
Article in press: June 29, 2016
Published online: July 21, 2016
Core tip: Living donor liver transplantation (LDLT) has become an accepted therapeutic option for patients with end-stage liver disease. However, biliary complications remain the major causes of morbidity and mortality for LDLT recipients and donors. Although there are currently no reports of a clear therapeutic algorithm, many approaches have been developed to treat biliary complications, including surgical, endoscopic, and percutaneous transhepatic techniques. Endoscopic treatment is currently the preferred initial treatment for patients that have previously undergone duct-to-duct biliary reconstruction. This article discusses various aspects of endoscopic management of biliary complications that occur in LDLT.