Recurrent Pyogenic Cholangitis as an Unusual Indication for Liver Transplantation in a Center of a Western Country

Recurrent Pyogenic Cholangitis as an Unusual Indication for Liver Transplantation in a Center of a Western Country

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Concepción Gómez-Gavara
HPB Surgery and Transplants Department, Vall d'Hebron University Hospital, Barcelona, Spain

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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.

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Received: Tue 01, Dec 2020
Accepted: Sat 12, Dec 2020
Published: Wed 23, Dec 2020
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© 2021 Concepción Gómez-Gavara. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited. Hosting by Science Repository. All rights reserved.
DOI: 10.31487/j.SCR.2020.12.21