Hepatic iron and zinc concentrations after portacaval shunting for nonalcoholic cirrhosis.

Hepatic iron and zinc concentrations were determined in 26 consecutive nonalcoholic cirrhotic patients who had previously undergone portacaval shunting and then liver transplantation and 37 control patients. Stainable iron was graded on a scale of 0 to 4; 11 shunt patients and 3 control patients had grade 2 to 4 iron staining. Mean hepatic iron… CONTINUE READING