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Schweiz Med Wochenschr. 1989 May 27;119(21):731-3.

[Hepatic veno-occlusive disease: indication for liver transplantation?].

[Article in German]

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Departement Chirurgie, Universitätsspital Zürich.


Since 1976 liver replacement has become a widespread and successful procedure in the management of acute or chronic Budd-Chiari syndrome. Since transcaval resection of the liver with direct hepato-atrial anastomosis provides a less formidable method of treating Budd-Chiari syndrome, we consider liver transplantation only in cases with thrombosis of central liver veins (veno-occlusive disease). Even in such a desperate situation liver transplantation can be very helpful, as documented in this report.

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