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Prophylaxis of Hepatic Encephalopathy after Porta-Caval Anastomosis using Branched Chain Amino Acid Mixtures

  • A. Puglionisi
  • F. Ceriati
  • I. R. Marino
  • C. Cavicchioni
  • G. De Luca
  • A. Roncone
  • E. Di Cera

Abstract

Bleeding esophageal varices in cirrhotic patients is a cause of death in 40–50% of cases at its first occurring, and in 80% at its second occurring. This complication can effectively be prevented by porta-caval anastomosis. However, this kind of surgery is frequently responsible for the appearance of symptoms of hepatic encephalopathy (HE).

Keywords

Hepatic Ence Cirrhotic Patient Esophageal Varix Amino Acid Solution Hepatic Coma 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Puglionisi
    • 1
  • F. Ceriati
    • 1
  • I. R. Marino
    • 1
  • C. Cavicchioni
    • 1
  • G. De Luca
    • 1
  • A. Roncone
    • 1
  • E. Di Cera
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Surgical PathologyUniversità Cattolica del Sacro CuoreRomeItaly

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