Recurrence of nonalcoholic steatohepatitis in a liver transplant recipient.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

A 42-year-old white man with morbid obesity and hypertriglyceridemia was noted to have nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) at the time of a laparoscopic cholecystectomy for presumed gallstone pancreatitis. His postoperative course was complicated by a 50-kg weight loss and continued right upper quadrant pain. Repeat liver biopsy revealed NASH with accompanying micronodular cirrhosis. Due to progressive fatigue, he underwent an orthotopic liver transplantation complicated by a 36-kg weight gain. Sixteen months posttransplantation, a liver biopsy revealed the recurrence of NASH. Screening for defects in fatty acid oxidation proved negative.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Carson, K; Washington, MK; Treem, WR; Clavien, PA; Hunt, CM

Published Date

  • March 1997

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 3 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 174 - 176

PubMed ID

  • 9346732

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1074-3022

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1002/lt.500030211


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States