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Neurological complication after liver transplantation

Cezary Pakulski, Grażyna Michalska-Krzanowska, Roman Kostyrka, Aleksander Falkowski

CaseRepClinPractRev 2001; 2(3):177-180

ID: 475224

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Neurological complications after liver transplantation occur - according to literature - in 8,4-47% of graft recipients. The authors present the case of 28-year-old male patient who presented in the postoperative period with central nervous system disorders: aphasia, quadriplegia, dysphagia and finally, coma. Radiological examination (MRI) did not revealed any lesions. The probable cause was CMV infection. The neurological status improved immediately after administration of gancyclovir. The whole neurological rehabilitation lasted 1.5 month. The patient was discharged from hospital in the good general condition.

Keywords: Orthotopic Liver Transplantation, neurological complications