Journal of Liver: Disease & TransplantationISSN: 2325-9612

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Review Article, J Liver Dis Transplant Vol: 4 Issue: 1

Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD) after Liver Transplantation: A Mini-Review

Claudia P Oliveira1*, Mário R Alvares-da-Silva2 and Luiz A Carneiro D’Albuquerque1
1Department of Gastroenterology (LIM-07/ LIM-37), University of São Paulo School of Medicine, São Paulo, Brazil
2Division of Gastroenterology, Hospital de Clinicas de Porto Alegre, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, Brazil
Corresponding author : Claudia Pinto Marques Souza de Oliveira
Department of Gastroenterology, School Medicine, University of São Paulo, Brazil
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Received: January 09, 2015 Accepted: Februvary 10, 2015 Published: Februvary 16, 2015
Citation: Oliveira C, Alvares-da-Silva MR, D’Albuquerque LAC (2015) Endovascular Treatment of Symptomatic Intrahepatic Portosystemic Venous Shunt Using Amplatzer Vascular Plug II. J Liver: Dis Transplant 4:1. doi:10.4172/2325-9612.1000127


Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD) after Liver Transplantation: A Mini-Review

Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) encompasses a large spectrum of disease including simple steatosis, nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) and in some patients liver fibrosis, cirrhosis, liver failure and hepatocellular carcinoma. In the last few years NAFLD has became the most common liver disease in Western countries and has been recognized an important indication for the liver transplantation as well. Advances in medical therapy and surgical techniques have transformed the long-term survival of liver-transplant (LT) recipients. Currently metabolic syndrome and NAFLD recurrence or de novo NAFLD are common among LT NAFLD recipients since they present an increased risk of metabolic disturbances as a natural result of their personal characteristics.

Keywords: NAFLD; Liver transplantation; Metabolic syndrome; Bariatric surgery

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