Severe hepatic veno-occlusive disease is still a potentially lethal complication after bone marrow transplantation. We here report the case of a patient who developed liver veno-occlusive disease with severe hemodynamic dysfunction and was successfully treated by means of a trans-jugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt. After three years, he is still disease-free with a functioning shunt and a normal laboratory liver profile. A trans-jugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt is a treatment option that has been used in very few patients affected by hepatic veno-occlusive disease; its indications and timing remain to be established.
|Titolo:||Four year survival after trans-jugular intrahepatic porto-systemic shunt for veno-occlusive disease following autologous bone marrow transplantation|
|Parole Chiave:||Bone marrow transplantation; Trans-jugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt; Veno-occlusive liver disease|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore MED/15 - Malattie del Sangue|
Settore MED/09 - Medicina Interna
|Data di pubblicazione:||2004|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1080/10428190410001663626|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|