Patients with hemoglobinopathies may have hepatic involvement, which if severe, can lead to chronic liver disease and a need for liver transplant. Here, we present a case of a 16-yr-old female adolescent who presented to our center with hemoglobin SC disease, obstructive jaundice because of pigmented intrahepatic biliary stones, and progressive liver disease. She underwent a successful liver transplant but a few years later, she developed recurrent cholangitis and graft dysfunction because of recurrent intrahepatic biliary stones. Recurrent formation of intrahepatic stones after liver transplant is a rare and severe complication in patients with hemoglobinopathies. We recommend hypertransfusion therapy and surveillance imaging studies after liver transplant for early detection and prevention of this complication.
- complications of liver transplantation
- graft survival
- liver transplant
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health