What is the role of liver transplantation in the treatment of cerebral amyloid angiopathy (CAA)?

Updated: Dec 19, 2018
  • Author: Ravi S Menon, MD; Chief Editor: Helmi L Lutsep, MD  more...
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In a small study of liver transplantation in patients with amyloidogenic transthyretin (ATTR) Tyr11, a hereditary cause of CAA, mortality and the occurrence of cerebral hemorrhage and dementia in 3 patients who had transplantation were lower than in 5 patients who did not. However, the small number of patients in the study made it difficult to know how generalized the results were. [21]


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