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Neuroradiologic aspects of pediatric orthotopic liver transplantation

Rothfus, WE and Hirsch, WL and Latchaw, RE and Starzl, TE (1988) Neuroradiologic aspects of pediatric orthotopic liver transplantation. American Journal of Neuroradiology, 9 (2). 303 - 306. ISSN 0195-6108

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To investigate the occurrence of neurologic symptomatology in pediatric orthotopic liver transplantation patients and to evaluate the utility of CT in uncovering the origin of their symptoms, we reviewed the medical records and head scans (when performed) of 71 patients. Neurologic problems occurred in 48%; the majority involved seizures, mental status changes, or coma. Patients who only had seizures generally had negative CT scans, except for two patients with minimal subarachnoid hemorrhages. Three-quarters of the comatose patients, however, had significant intracerebral hemorrhages defined by CT. Prominent sulci and ventricles were found in approximately one-third of the patients scanned, but did not correlate with symptomatology or steroid dose.


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Item Type: Article
Status: Published
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Rothfus, WE
Hirsch, WL
Latchaw, RE
Starzl, TEtes11@pitt.eduTES11
Centers: Other Centers, Institutes, Offices, or Units > Thomas E. Starzl Transplantation Institute
Date: 1 January 1988
Date Type: Publication
Journal or Publication Title: American Journal of Neuroradiology
Volume: 9
Number: 2
Page Range: 303 - 306
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 0195-6108
Other ID: uls-drl:31735062129790, Starzl CV No. 828
Date Deposited: 08 Apr 2010 17:14
Last Modified: 26 Jan 2019 10:55


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