Evaluation of an Abnormal Liver Panel After Liver Transplantation.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

Abnormal liver tests are common after liver transplantation. The differential diagnosis depends on the clinical context, particularly the time course, pattern and degree of elevation, and donor and recipient factors. The perioperative period has distinct causes compared with months and years after transplant, including ischemia-reperfusion injury, vascular thrombosis, and primary graft nonfunction. Etiologies seen beyond the perioperative period include biliary complications, rejection, infection, recurrent disease, and non-transplant-specific causes. The evaluation begins with a liver ultrasound with Doppler as well as appropriate laboratory testing and culminates in a liver biopsy if the imaging and laboratory testing is unrevealing.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Henson, JB; Muir, AJ

Published Date

  • February 2023

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 27 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 103 - 115

PubMed ID

  • 36400460

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1557-8224

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.cld.2022.08.006


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States