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September 6, 1976

Liver Transplantation for Budd-Chiari Syndrome

Author Affiliations

From the Veterans Administration Hospital and the Department of Surgery, University of Colorado Medical Center, Denver (Drs Putnam, Weil, and Starzl); and the Department of Pathology, St Mary's Hospital Medical School, London (Drs Porter and Reid).

JAMA. 1976;236(10):1142-1143. doi:10.1001/jama.1976.03270110040026

Orthotopic liver transplantation was accomplished in a 22-year-old woman dying of the Budd-Chiari syndrome. She is well and has normal liver function 16 months postoperatively. In view of the good early result, it will be appropriate to consider liver replacement for this disease in further well-selected cases.

(JAMA 236:1142-1143, 1976)