Collateral transformation of the hepatic artery after liver transplantation Article

Full Text via DOI: 10.2214/AJR.07.3625 PMID: 18647929 Web of Science: 000257851800036

Cited authors

  • Dydynski, Philip B.; Bluth, Edward I.; Altmeyer, Wilson; Devun, Daniel A.; Milburn, James M.


  • OBJECTIVE. A high rate of false-negative sonographic examinations for evaluation for hepatic artery thrombosis in the setting of collateral artery vessel formation has been documented. Subacute hepatic artery compromise with collateral vessel formation can be subclinical, and we believe that this phenomenon may occur more commonly than currently appreciated.; CONCLUSION. We discuss two cases of subacute hepatic artery compromise with collateral artery vessel formation that were prospectively diagnosed in July 2007 by sonography and confirmed by angiography. We refer to this phenomenon as "collateral transformation of the hepatic artery.".

Publication date

  • 2008

Published in

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0361-803X

Start page

  • 546

End page

  • 549


  • 191


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