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Liver transplantation for the Budd-Chiari syndrome

Halff, G and Todo, S and Tzakis, AG and Gordon, RD and Starzl, TE (1990) Liver transplantation for the Budd-Chiari syndrome. Annals of Surgery, 211 (1). 43 - 49. ISSN 0003-4932

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A retrospective study was performed that analyzed 23 patients who had an orthotopic liver transplantation for the Budd-Chiari syndrome with end-stage liver disease. Patient follow-up was as long as 14 years. The technical considerations relevant to the Budd-Chiari syndrome were discussed. There have been no serious complications of postoperative anticoagulation. Three patients, all of whom died, had recurrence of the Budd-Chiari syndrome. No other patient has had evidence of recurrent Budd-Chiari syndrome on postoperative liver biopsies. One-, 3-, and 5-year actuarial survival was 68.8%, 44.7%, and 44.7%, respectively. It was concluded that orthotopic liver transplantation is the most effective treatment for patients with the Budd-Chiari syndrome and end-stage liver disease.


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Item Type: Article
Status: Published
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Halff, G
Todo, S
Tzakis, AG
Gordon, RD
Starzl, TEtes11@pitt.eduTES11
Centers: Other Centers, Institutes, Offices, or Units > Thomas E. Starzl Transplantation Institute
Date: 1 January 1990
Date Type: Publication
Journal or Publication Title: Annals of Surgery
Volume: 211
Number: 1
Page Range: 43 - 49
DOI or Unique Handle: 10.1097/00000658-199001000-00007
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 0003-4932
Other ID: uls-drl:31735062110881, Starzl CV No. 1046
Date Deposited: 08 Apr 2010 17:17
Last Modified: 02 Feb 2019 13:58


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