Orthotopic liver transplantation for familial amyloidotic polyneuropathy: a pathological study.

Abstract

Familial amyloidotic polyneuropathy (FAP), a hereditary form of systemic amyloidosis with clinically significant neuropathy and cardiomyopathy, is caused by a genetic defect of the transthyretin gene, which is mostly synthesized in the liver. Orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT) is thought to eliminate the amyloidogenic protein and currently is the only… (More)

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