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Liver Transplantation for Primary Hyperoxaluria Type 1: A Single-center Experience during Two Decades in Japan.
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PMID:  23188539     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
BACKGROUND: Primary hyperoxaluria type-1 (PH1) is an autosomal recessive disorder caused by impaired activity of hepatic peroxisomal alanine-glyoxylate aminotransferase that leads to end-stage renal disease (ESRD). A definitive diagnosis is often delayed until ESRD appears. Based on the etiology, liver transplantation (LT) seems to be the definitive treatment. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Three PH1 patients underwent LT at our institution during two decades. RESULTS: Two of the patients had family histories of cryptogenic ESRD. All three showed disease onset in childhood, but the definitive diagnosis was delayed in two cases (17 and 37 years of age). These delayed cases resulted in ESRD, and hemodialysis (HD) had been introduced before LT. One patient received domino LT, and the other two underwent living-donor LT (LDLT). One patient finally died of sepsis, and was unable to receive a kidney transplantation (KT) after the domino LT. One patient did not show ESRD, and did not have to undergo KT after LDLT, although extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy was required for residual ureterolithiasis (8 years after LDLT). The third patient had an uneventful course after LDLT and received living-donor KT from the same donor 8 months after LDLT. Subsequently, HD was successfully withdrawn. CONCLUSIONS: Establishment of a definitive diagnosis of PH1 is essential. If a methodology for early diagnosis and an intensive care strategy for neonates and infants during the waiting time become well-established, a timely and preemptive LT alone can provide a good chance of cure for PH1 patients.
Tomohide Hori; Hiroto Egawa; Toshimi Kaido; Kohei Ogawa; Shinji Uemoto
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-11-28
Journal Detail:
Title:  World journal of surgery     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1432-2323     ISO Abbreviation:  World J Surg     Publication Date:  2012 Nov 
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Created Date:  2012-11-28     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  7704052     Medline TA:  World J Surg     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Divisions of Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary, Transplant and Pediatric Surgery, Department of Surgery, Kyoto University, 54 Shogoinkawara-cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto, 606-8507, Japan,
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