The veno-occlusive disease of the liver.

  title={The veno-occlusive disease of the liver.},
  author={Fr{\'e}d{\'e}ric Baron and Manuel Deprez and Yves Beguin},
  volume={82 6},
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE The veno-occlusive disease of the liver (VOD) is a disorder caused by the non-thrombotic occlusion of the central veins of hepatic lobules. The clinical features are similar to those of intrahepatic portal hypertension (unexplained weight gain, ascites, painful hepatomegaly, jaundice). In the past, this disease was rather infrequent and was linked to the absorption of toxic agents, liver irradiation or chemotherapy. However, the intensification of treatment protocols… CONTINUE READING


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