OBJECT: To study the complications encountered in post liver transplant patients performed
due to different etiologies leading to end stage liver disease.
STUDY DESIGN: Cohort and observational study.
PLACE AND DURATION OF STUDY: Sultan Qaboos University Hospital, Oman. From Dec 2001-
PATIENTS AND METHODS: The study was conducted on all patients having cadavaric liver
transplantation outside Oman. All patients were followed up for at least 18 months after enrolling
in the study. They all had certain routine tests at the start of the study and were repeated
according to the requirement of the individual patients. All patients had tacrolimus as an immunosuppressive
agent. Patients with hepatitis B had hepatitis B immunoglobulin, alongwith lamivudine
for relapse prophylaxis.
RESULTS: Complications of liver transplantation was observed in 21 patients, out of total 30
patients. Thirteen patients developed new onset diabetes mellitus, among them 7 had other
complications as well. Eight patients had different hepatic complications and 7 had non hepatic
problems. Total 5 patients expired during our follow up.
CONCLUSION: The complications of liver transplantation can be controlled and managed if diagnosed
promptly and treated early.
Cadavaric liver transplantation, End stage liver disease, Tacrolimus, Hepatic complications,
Non- Hepatic complications.