Liver transplantation for severe intrahepatic noncirrhotic portal hypertension.

  title={Liver transplantation for severe intrahepatic noncirrhotic portal hypertension.},
  author={Alyssa M. Krasinskas and Bijan Eghtesad and Patrick Sequeira Kamath and Anthony Jake Demetris and Susan C. Abraham},
  journal={Liver transplantation : official publication of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases and the International Liver Transplantation Society},
  volume={11 6},
  pages={627-34; discussion 610-1}
Intrahepatic noncirrhotic portal hypertension can be idiopathic or associated with known toxic, developmental, vascular, or biliary tract diseases. Most patients are successfully managed medically or with shunting procedures. The goal of this study was to explore the reasons some patients require orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT). The clinical features, gross and microscopic liver explant pathology, and posttransplantation course in 16 patients who underwent OLT for intrahepatic… CONTINUE READING