Neuroradiologic aspects of pediatric orthotopic liver transplantation

W. E. Rothfus, W. L. Hirsch, Richard E Latchaw, T. E. Starzl

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Abstract

To investigate the occurrence of neurologic symptomatology in pediatric orthotopic liver transplantation patients and to evaluate the utility of CT in uncovering the origin of their symptoms, we reviewed the medical records and head scans (when performed) of 71 patients. Neurologic problems occurred in 48%; the majority involved seizures, mental status changes, or coma. Patients who only had seizures generally had negative CT scans, except for two patients with minimal subarachnoid hemorrhages. Three-quarters of the comatose patients, however, had significant intracerebral hemorrhages defined by CT. Prominent sulci and ventricles were found in approximately one-third of the patients scanned, but did not correlate with symptomatology or steroid dose.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)303-306
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican Journal of Neuroradiology
Volume9
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1988
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology

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