Reference : Liver Transplantation Is Feasible in Super-Obese Patients: A Case Report.
Scientific journals : Article
Human health sciences : Endocrinology, metabolism & nutrition
Human health sciences : Gastroenterology & hepatology
Human health sciences : Surgery
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/27084
Liver Transplantation Is Feasible in Super-Obese Patients: A Case Report.
English
Detry, Olivier mailto [Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Liège - CHU > > Chirurgie abdominale- endocrinienne et de transplantation >]
Seydel, Benoît [Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Liège - CHU > > Chirurgie cardio-vasculaire >]
Kohnen, Laurent mailto [Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Liège - CHU > > Chirurgie abdominale- endocrinienne et de transplantation >]
De Roover, Arnaud mailto [Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Liège - CHU > > Chirurgie abdominale- endocrinienne et de transplantation >]
Lauwick, Séverine mailto [Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Liège - CHU > > Anesthésie et réanimation >]
Delwaide, Jean mailto [Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Liège - CHU > > Gastro-Entérologie-Hépatologie >]
Canivet, Jean-Luc mailto [Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Liège - CHU > > Soins intensifs >]
Honore, Pierre mailto [Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Liège - CHU > > Chirurgie abdominale- endocrinienne et de transplantation >]
2009
Transplantation Proceedings
Elsevier Science
41
8
3430-3431
Yes (verified by ORBi)
International
0041-1345
1873-2623
New York
NY
[en] Short- and long-term results of liver transplantation in morbidly obese patients may be impaired compared with the general transplant population. As a consequence, severe obesity has been considered to be a relative contraindication to liver transplantation in many centers. Surgically, liver transplantation in severe obesity may be challenging. Moreover, obesity may lead to an increased rate of early and late medical complications. Herein we have reported successful liver transplantation in a super-obese patient (body mass index, 55.1 kg/m(2)) who had developed terminal acute-on-chronic liver disease. In the first 6 months of follow-up, the patient underwent a severe diet that led to a significant weight loss reduction to a body mass index of 39 kg/m(2). This report of successful liver transplantation in a super-obese patient suggests that severe obesity should not be considered to be an absolute contraindication to liver transplantation.
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http://hdl.handle.net/2268/27084
10.1016/j.transproceed.2009.09.020

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