Outcomes of management for biliary stricture after living donor liver transplantation with hepaticojejunostomy using short-type double-balloon enteroscopy

Takeshi Tomoda, Koichiro Tsutsumi, Hironari Katou, Sho Mizukawa, Syuntaro Yabe, Yutaka Akimoto, Hiroyuki Seki, Daisuke Uchida, Kazuyuki Matsumoto, Naoki Yamamoto, Shigeru Horiguchi, Hiroyuki Okada

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Background and aims: To evaluate the outcomes of management for biliary stricture (BS) after living donor liver transplantation (LDLT) using short-type double-balloon enteroscopy. Methods: This study retrospectively evaluated 20 patients who underwent endoscopic retrograde cholangiography using short-type double-balloon enteroscopy (sDB-ERC) upon suspicion of BS after LDLT with hepaticojejunal (HJ) reconstruction at Okayama University Hospital. Results: Scope insertion to the HJ site and sDB-ERC succeeded in 85 % (17/20) and 82.4 % (14/17) of patients, respectively. Of 14 patients who required treatment for BS, 11 were successfully treated using sDB-ERC, and 3 were successfully treated using sDB-ERC and rendezvous procedures. Adverse events occurred in 2.9 % of all sessions (2/68). After resolution of BS, 7 patients (50 %) experienced a recurrence. Of these, 6 (85.7 %) were treated with only balloon dilation, and 1 (14.3 %) was treated with both balloon dilation and stent deployment (P = 0.029). Conclusions: sDB-ERC is a useful procedure for diagnosis and treatment for BS after LDLT with HJ reconstruction. Balloon dilation combined with stent deployment might be recommended for definite resolution of BS.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-7
Number of pages7
JournalSurgical Endoscopy and Other Interventional Techniques
Publication statusAccepted/In press - Apr 8 2016



  • Biliary stricture (BS)
  • DB-ERC
  • Double-balloon enteroscopy (DBE)
  • Living donor liver transplantation (LDLT)

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  • Surgery

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