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Clinical outcomes of liver transplantation for polycystic liver disease A single center experience Chandok N, et al. The polycystic liver disease is a rare and benign disorder (incidence of 0.01%) that is usually asymptomatic, although sometimes it can present symptoms like abdominal pain, early satiety, nausea and vomiting, all of them related to the size of the liver and it tends to present along kidney polycystic disease. Even though there are some palliative techniques to ameliorate the symptoms, like fenestration of the cyst, the curative treatment is the transplantation. In this issue of the Annals of Hepatology, the group of Chandok N and colleagues reported the results of their cross-sectional study that took place in Ontario, Canada, that evaluated the outcomes of patients that underwent liver transplantation due to polycystic liver disease. They collected a total of 14 patients between 1993 and 2010 and found that they presented a high rate of vascular complications like hepatic artery thrombosis (3 patients that relates to 20%) or stenosis (2 patients, 13.3%), but 13 of them were also alive and with satisfactory graft function after a 66.8 months follow-up.

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Vol. 9 Núm.3. Julio-Septiembre 2010 Pags. 249-250 Ann Hepatol 2010; 9(3)