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Liver failure and the need for transplantation in 6 patients with hepatoportal sclerosis.
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PMID:  23769069     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Hepatoportal sclerosis (HPS), first reported by Mikkelsen et al in 1965, is a pathologic condition that does not cause cirrhotic portal hypertension. The primary hepatic lesion in HPS is found in portal vein branches with preserved synthetic function. Rarely do patients with HPS need liver transplantation. The aim of this study was to describe the clinical and pathologic features of 6 HPS cases who underwent liver transplantation (OLT). From 2000 to 2008, 6 OLT candidates were diagnosed with HPS: 3 displayed bleeding varices and 4 ascites. Child-Pugh evaluation was class B (n = 4) or C (n = 2). The Model for End-stage Liver Disease scores were 18 (n = 2), 20 (n = 3), and 22 (n = 1). Cirrhosis resulted from presumed diagnoses of alcohol n = (1), autoimmune n = (2) or cryptogenic cirrhosis n = (3). On histologic examination, there was marked phlebosclerosis in all cases, including nonocclusive portal vein thrombosis (n = 3), intense portal fibrosis (n = 1), moderate portal fibrosis (n = 5), and uniform moderate sinusoidal dilatation without megasinusoid formation, but with ductal biliary proliferation and ductal biliary fibrosis in all cases. Cholestasis was observed in 1 and incomplete septal cirrhosis in 4 cases. None of the subjects showed histological features of the presumed underlying liver disease. The overall survival of this group was no different from that of other OLT patients. HPS causing hepatic failure may require liver transplantation. Fhlebosclerosis andportal fibrosis may contribute to the loss of hepatic synthesis leading to the need for hepatic transplant. Significant portal fibrosis and phlebosclerosis can contribute to hepatic parenchymal and posterior synthetic loss.
E C Ataide; I N Dos Santos; D L Martins; T S Pereira; J R de Souza Almeida; R S B Stucchi; C A F Escanhoela; I D F S F Boin
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Transplantation proceedings     Volume:  45     ISSN:  1873-2623     ISO Abbreviation:  Transplant. Proc.     Publication Date:  2013 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-06-17     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0243532     Medline TA:  Transplant Proc     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1907-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2013 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
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