Beneficial effects of living-donor liver transplantation on esophageal varices

@article{Kawaoka2008BeneficialEO,
  title={Beneficial effects of living-donor liver transplantation on esophageal varices},
  author={Tomokazu Kawaoka and Shoichi Takahashi and Hiroshi Aikata and Takahiro Azakami and Hiromi Saneto and Shintaro Takaki and Soo Cheol Jeong and Toshimasa Asahara and Katsuhide Ito and Kazuaki Chayama},
  journal={Journal of Gastroenterology},
  year={2008},
  volume={43},
  pages={982-989}
}
Liver transplantation (LT) is known to improve bleeding esophageal varices (EVs) and portal hypertension. However, many issues related to EVs after LT remain unresolved, such as whether LT reduces blood supply to EVs, improves the diameter of unruptured EVs, or improves or worsens EVs. The aim of this retrospective study was to determine the effects of… CONTINUE READING