A 49-year-old man with progressive obstructive Jaundice secondary to primary sclerosing cholangitis developed acute, anuric renal failure requiring prolonged hemodialysis. Renal biopsy showed evidence of tubular epithelial toxicity, pigmented casts, interstitial fibrosis, and ischemic glomerular changes. After orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT), there was an immediate return of urine output. The introduction of tacrollmus (FK506) was delayed for 3 weeks after transplantation, during which time a gradual improvement in renal function occurred. Renal function remained stable 1 year later at level of moderate impairment with good hepatic function.
- Hepatorenal syndrome
- Orthotopic liver transplantation
- Primary sclerosing cholangitis
- Renal failure, acute
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