We read with interest the recent position paper from the Society for the Advancement of Transplant Anesthesia (SATA) concerning transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) in liver transplant surgery and congratulate the authors on the robustness of their systematic review.(1) However, we challenge their summary finding that TEE is safe in liver transplant surgery, following a case from our own institution.
- Letter to the editor
- Society for the Advancement of Transplant Anesthesia (SATA)
- transesophageal echocardiography (TEE)
- hepatitis C virus–related cirrhosis
- hepatocellular carcinoma