A case report of non alcoholic steatohepatitis with progressive pancytopenia and esophagogastric varices successfully treated by splenectomy and proximal gastric devascularization

Kenji Fukuhara, Tadaaki Yokoyama, Tsuyoshi Sasaki, Nanako Fujikawa, Tatsuyuki Takadate, Takayuki Miura, Miki Yamada, Satoshi Awabuchi

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Abstract

A 60-year-old man with non alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) was introduced and hospitalized because of the getting worse of liver dysfunction, pancytopenia, splenomegaly and esophagogastric varices. We performed splenectomy and proximal gastric devascularization (Hassab’s operation) for this patient. Postoperative course was good, he was discharged from hospital at 23 days after operation. Pancytopenia improved immediately. Child-Pugh score was changed from 8 point to 6 point, and esophagogastric varices was improved from F3RC (+) to F1RC (−) 6 months after operation. Though 4 years have been passed after operation, liver function is kept well, and relapse of pancytopenia and esophagogastric varices, and appearance of hepatocellular carcinoma are not seen yet.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)14-21
Number of pages8
JournalActa Hepatologica Japonica
Volume58
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Esophagogastric varices
  • Hassab’s operation
  • Non alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH)
  • Pancytopenia
  • Splenectomy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hepatology

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