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World J Hepatol. Aug 28, 2015; 7(18): 2162-2170
Published online Aug 28, 2015. doi: 10.4254/wjh.v7.i18.2162
Biliary complications after pediatric liver transplantation: Risk factors, diagnosis and management
Flavia H Feier, Eduardo A da Fonseca, Joao Seda-Neto, Paulo Chapchap
Flavia H Feier, Eduardo A da Fonseca, Joao Seda-Neto, Paulo Chapchap, Hepatology and Liver Transplantation, Hospital Sirio Libanes, 01308050 Sao Paulo, Brazil
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Correspondence to: Flavia H Feier, MD, Transplant Surgeon, Hepatology and Liver Transplantation, Hospital Sirio Libanes, Adma Jafet 115, 01308050 Sao Paulo, Brazil.
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Received: May 15, 2015
Peer-review started: May 19, 2015
First decision: June 25, 2015
Revised: July 30, 2015
Accepted: August 10, 2015
Article in press: August 11, 2015
Published online: August 28, 2015
Core Tip

Core tip: Biliary complications in children after liver transplantation cause significant morbidity, which affect quality of life, increase hospital costs and jeopardize the liver graft if they are not treated appropriately. Diagnostic and treatment approaches to the different types of complications are highlighted, as are the technical nuances specific to pediatric recipients.