Alveolar Echinococcosis induced liver failure: Salvage by liver transplantation in an otherwise uniformly fatal disease

Hani H. Haider, Seigo Nishida, Gennaro Selvaggi, David Levi, Akin Tekin, Jang I. Moon, Andreas G. Tzakis

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Abstract

A technically difficult liver transplant was performed in a 68-yr-old male with Alveolar Echinococcosis causing end-stage liver disease. The pathology was extensive and included hepatic artery thrombosis, Budd-Chiari syndrome, and right hemidiaphragm invasion necessitating resection of this portion of diaphragm and direct donor cava anastomosis to the right atrium. The patient is now 21 months since transplant disease free with normal liver function.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)664-667
Number of pages4
JournalClinical Transplantation
Volume22
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2008

Keywords

  • Alveolar echinococcosis
  • Biliary obstruction
  • Budd-Chiari syndrome
  • Diaphragm invasion
  • Hepatic artery thrombosis
  • Liver transplantation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Transplantation

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