Major gastrointestinal bleeding occurring after liver transplantation.

T. Hassanein, A. Gurakar, H. I. Wright, D. H. Van Thiel

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Abstract

The incidence, frequency, and sites of major gastrointestinal bleeding occurring after successful liver transplantation are reported. Only 2.3% of liver transplant recipients experience a major gastrointestinal hemorrhage characterized by clinical hypotension or a need for more than three units of blood over a 12-hour period. Bleeding rarely occurs from a lesion identified pretransplantation. Most bleeding episodes, although clinically significant, can be managed without additional surgery unless liver graft failure occurs, necessitating a second liver graft.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)114-118
Number of pages5
JournalThe Journal of the Oklahoma State Medical Association
Volume88
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 1995
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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