Early ultrasonographic diagnosis and clinical follow-up of hepatic veno-occlusive disease after allogeneic bone marrow transplantation in a patient with acute lymphoblastic leukemia.

@article{Matsumoto2009EarlyUD,
  title={Early ultrasonographic diagnosis and clinical follow-up of hepatic veno-occlusive disease after allogeneic bone marrow transplantation in a patient with acute lymphoblastic leukemia.},
  author={Yosuke Matsumoto and Shigeo Horiike and Junichi Sakagami and Yoshiko Fujimoto and Kyoko Taniguchi and Daisuke Shimizu and Kazuho Shimura and Hitoji Uchiyama and Junya Kuroda and Kenichi Nomura and Chihiro Shimazaki and Masafumi Taniwaki},
  journal={Internal medicine},
  year={2009},
  volume={48 10},
  pages={831-5}
}
Hepatic veno-occlusive disease (VOD) is a typical complication occurring soon after allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HST), characterized by jaundice, painful liver enlargement, and weight gain due to fluid retention. The study reported here concerns a patient with VOD after allogeneic HST. Hemodynamic evaluation using ultrasonography revealed reversed portal venous flow before elevation of serum bilirubin, in addition to gallbladder wall thickening, ascites, and hepatomegaly… CONTINUE READING

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