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Hodgkin disease relapse discovered at the time of liver transplant for acute liver failure

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Dr. Benjamin Hope, Department of Gastroenterology, Starship Children’s Hospital, Park Road, Grafton, Auckland, New Zealand
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Abstract

Hope BC, Chau KY, Evans HM, Mouat S, Munn S, Yeong ML, Chin SE. Hodgkin disease relapse discovered at the time of liver transplant for acute liver failure.
Pediatr Transplantation 2012: 16: E10–E14. © 2010 John Wiley & Sons A/S.

Abstract:  Lymphoma is a recognized cause of liver damage and in rare instances presents as ALF. In such cases, the underlying malignancy is often difficult to detect. Historically, the prognosis has been poor. Cure has occasionally been achieved with chemotherapy alone. LT in this setting is controversial, but has contributed to successful outcomes, as in the case of the five-yr-old girl reported here.

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