Clinical Utility of Hepatic-Perfusion Computerized Tomography in Living-Donor Liver Transplantation: A Preliminary Study


Kantarci M., PİRİMOĞLU R. B. , ÖZTÜRK G., Aydinli B., Ogul H., Okur A., ...More

TRANSPLANTATION PROCEEDINGS, vol.47, no.2, pp.399-407, 2015 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 47 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.transproceed.2014.11.038
  • Title of Journal : TRANSPLANTATION PROCEEDINGS
  • Page Numbers: pp.399-407

Abstract

Background. Vascular complications are a primary diagnostic consideration in liver transplant recipients, with an overall incidence of 9%. Cross-sectional imaging techniques provide information regarding vascular structure and luminal patency but can not quantitatively assess hepatocyte damage in the liver graft parenchyma. Perfusion computerized tomography (CT) is a recently developed method that allows for quantitative evaluation of hemodynamic changes in tissue. Our objective was to evaluate the clinical utility of perfusion CT in assessing vascular complications during living-donor liver transplantation (LDLT).