Avoiding pitfalls: What an endoscopist should know in liver transplantation - Part 1

Sharad Sharma, Ahmet Gurakar, Nicolas Jabbour

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Abstract

Cirrhosis is associated with global homodynamic changes, but the majority of the complications are usually manifested through the gastrointestinal tract. Therefore, Gastrointestinal Endoscopy has become an important tool in the multidisciplinary approach in the management of these patients. With the ever growing number of cirrhotic patients requiring pre-transplant endoscopic management, it is imperative that the community endoscopists are well aware of the pathologies that can be potentially noted on Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. Their timely management is also considered to have the utmost importance in being able to stabilize the patient until their transfer to a Liver Transplant Center. The aim of this manuscript is to give a comprehensive update and review of various endoscopic findings that a non-transplant endoscopist will encounter in the pre-transplant setting.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1757-1773
Number of pages17
JournalDigestive Diseases and Sciences
Volume53
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2008
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Adenoma
  • Colopathy
  • Endoscopy
  • GAVE
  • PHG
  • Varices

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physiology
  • Gastroenterology

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