Recurrent Pyogenic Cholangitis as an Unusual Indication for Liver Transplantation in a Center of a Western Country
Concepción Gómez-Gavara Lluís Castells Isabel Campos-Varela Berta Pares Bofill Rocío Martín Anna Curell Cristina Dopazo Elizabeth Pando Mireia Caralt M. Teresa Salcedo Ernest Hidalgo Itxarone Bilbao Ramón Charco
Corresponding AuthorConcepción Gómez-Gavara
HPB Surgery and Transplants Department, Vall d'Hebron University Hospital, Barcelona, Spain
A B S T R A C T
Recurrent pyogenic cholangitis is a chronic infection characterized by intrahepatic biliary stones and strictures. Escherichia coli is the commonest infecting organism. This disease is very common in East Asia but infrequent in Western countries, and few reports have been published in European series. The therapeutic approach for hepatolithiasis is highly individual and includes antibiotic therapy, endoscopic and percutaneous biliary drainage with stone removal and dilation of strictures, surgical resection of affected liver segments and liver transplantation. We report two cases of RCP in Chinese patients treated with liver transplantation at our center out of the 34 published in the literature.
Article TypeCase Report
Publication historyReceived: Tue 01, Dec 2020
Accepted: Sat 12, Dec 2020
Published: Wed 23, Dec 2020
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