Glycogen storage disease type la (GSD la) is a rare metabolic disorder due to hepatic glucose-6-phosphatase deficiency. Although great progress has been made in managing affected patients, severe hypoglycemia, lactic acidosis, hyperlipidemia, hepatic cytolysis, and impaired kidney function are frequent. Liver transplantation is the only radical treatment, for which the main indications are hepatic adenomatosis, hepatocellular carcinoma, or severe hepatic dysfunction. We present the case of a patient with end-stage renal disease without focal hepatic lesions and with moderate hepatic metabolic control, and we explain how combined liver-kidney transplantation (LKT) made it possible to correct the metabolic defects responsible for the impaired glucose homeostasis, liberalize the diet, and give birth to a healthy child after an uneventful pregnancy. Patients with end-stage renal disease that resulted from GSD la should be considered for LKT even in the absence of hepatic lesions with the aim of improving their quality of life.
|Titolo:||Combined liver-kidney transplantation in glycogen storage disease Ia : a case beyond the guidelines|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore MED/18 - Chirurgia Generale|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2007|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1002/lt.21147|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|