Reversal of severe hepatic veno-occlusive disease by combined plasma exchange and rt-PA treatment.

Abstract

We report the successful treatment of a case of severe hepatic veno-occlusive disease (VOD) by combined treatment with exchange plasmapheresis and fibrinolysis with rt-PA. Very advanced alterations of hepatic vascular circulation, evaluated by Doppler sonography, reverted to normal after treatment. Severe VOD, defined by McDonald's criteria, produces a… (More)

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