Liver Transplantation in a Myopathic Patient with Glycogen Storage Disease Type IIIa and Decompensated Cirrhosis

M Zobeiri

Abstract


Glycogen storage disease (GSD) type IIIa (Forbes-Cori disease) can be associated with severe liver disease. A patient with GSD type IIIa may therefore be a potential candidate for liver transplantation. Progressive myopathy makes uncertain the outcome of the patient and the transplant. Herein, we report on the good results of liver transplantation up to 28 months after the transplantation in a 40-year-old man with liver cirrhosis and significant muscle weakness due to GSD type IIIa.

Keywords


Cirrhosis, Glycogen storage disease types III; Liver transplantation; Liver diseases; Liver cirrhosis

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 pISSN: 2008-6489
 eISSN: 2008-6490