Is Transesophageal Echocardiography Really Safe During Liver Transplant Surgery in Patients With High-Risk Varices?

Alan J. Wigg, Yasmina Tashkent, John W. Chen

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)767-768
Number of pages2
JournalLiver Transplantation
Volume27
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 2021

Keywords

  • Correspondence
  • Letter to the editor
  • Society for the Advancement of Transplant Anesthesia (SATA)
  • transesophageal echocardiography (TEE)
  • hepatitis C virus–related cirrhosis
  • hepatocellular carcinoma

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