Possible causes of central pontine myelinolysis after liver transplantation.

  title={Possible causes of central pontine myelinolysis after liver transplantation.},
  author={Jun Yu and Shu-sen Zheng and Ting-bo Liang and Yan Shen and Wei-lin Wang and Qing-hong Ke},
  journal={World journal of gastroenterology},
  volume={10 17},
AIM To sum up the clinical characteristics of patients with central pontine myelinolysis (CPM) after orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT) and to document the possible causes of CPM. METHODS Data of 142 patients undergoing OLT between January 1999 to May 2003 were analyzed retrospectively. Following risk factors during perioperation were analyzed in patients with and without CPM: primary liver disease, preoperative serum sodium level, magnesium level and plasma osmolality, fluctuation degree… CONTINUE READING


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