venoocclusive disease of the liver


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ve·no·oc·clu·sive dis·ease of the liv·er

obliterating endophlebitis of small hepatic vein radicles, described in Jamaican children, associated with ingestion of toxic plant substances in bush tea; causes ascites, which may progress to cirrhosis. Also seen in association with induction chemotherapy in patients who had transplantation of bone marrow.
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Beschorner et al., "Venoocclusive disease of the liver following bone marrow transplantation," Transplantation, vol.
Fisher et al., "Venoocclusive disease of the liver and multiorgan failure after bone marrow transplantation: a cohort study of 355 patients," Annals of Internal Medicine, vol.
One theory is that it is mediated by portal hypertension related to the development of venoocclusive disease of the liver in patients after bone marrow transplantation.