Electroencephalographic abnormalities in liver transplant recipients: Practical considerations and review

Robert E. Steg, Zbigniew K. Wszolek

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Abstract

This article reviews the central nervous system complications of orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT) and the contribution of EEG in their assessment. The utility of EEG in the evaluation of disturbances of the level of consciousness, cerebrovascular disorders, infections, seizures, medication effects, and central pontine myelinolysis is discussed. EEG may aid in the assessment of altered levels of consciousness, correlate a variety of behavioral manifestations, demonstrate the presence of subclinical seizure patterns, and monitor the treatment response, thus contributing to the management of the OLT patient.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)60-68
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Clinical Neurophysiology
Volume13
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 9 1996

Keywords

  • Electroencephalography
  • Liver Transplantation
  • Neurologic Complications

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physiology
  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Physiology (medical)

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