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Transplant Direct. 2019 Feb 11;5(3):e428. doi: 10.1097/TXD.0000000000000867. eCollection 2019 Mar.

Liver Transplantation for Recurrent Cholangitis From Von Meyenburg Complexes.

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1
Division of Transplant Surgery, Department of Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA.
2
Department of Pathology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA.
3
Division of Infectious Disease, Department of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA.
4
Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA.

Abstract

Von Meyenburg complexes, or multiple biliary hamartomas, are often asymptomatic lesions incidentally discovered during abdominal or hepatic imaging. The presentation of clinically significant Von Meyenburg complexes ranges from cholestasis and self-limited episodes of cholangitis to malignant degeneration into cholangiocarcinoma. In cases of persistent or recurrent cholangitis, treatment is a significant challenge. Definitive source control with liver transplantation, as in other cases of cholestatic liver disease, may be necessary.

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