A case of liver cirrhosis due to non-alcoholic steatohepatitis complicated by myotonic dystrophy

Kyohei Ariake, Masahito Miura, Michinaga Takahashi, Tatsuya Ueno, Shun Sato, Masanori Akada, Shimpei Maeda, Yasuyuki Fujisaka, Takashi Ohto, Hiroo Naito

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Abstract

A female in her 50s with a four-year history of myotonic dystrophy was admitted to our hospital with hematochezia. She was diagnosed with synchronous colonic cancer of the transverse and sigmoid colon, for which she underwent partial transverse and sigmoid colectomy, respectively. Postoperative respiratory failure resulted in prolonged stay in the intensive care unit. Her liver and renal function gradually deteriorated, and she eventually died from these sequelae on postoperative day 26. Intraoperative liver biopsy revealed cirrhosis arising from non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH). Although myotonic dystrophy is believed to be a multisystem disease, its association with cirrhosis has not been reported in Japan. We therefore report this rare case of liver cirrhosis arising from NASH in a patient with myotonic dystrophy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1633-1639
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Japanese Society of Gastroenterology
Volume110
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Sep 1
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology

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