Liver transplantation as a treatment option for three siblings with homozygous familial hypercholesterolemia

Küçükkartallar T., Yankol Y., Kanmaz T., TOPALOĞLU S., Acarlı K., Kalayoğlu M.

PEDIATRIC TRANSPLANTATION, vol.15, no.3, pp.281-284, 2011 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 15 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/j.1399-3046.2010.01469.x
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.281-284
  • Karadeniz Technical University Affiliated: No


FH is a hereditary inherited disorder of cholesterol metabolism. Homozygous form of the disease associates severe form of atherosclerotic disease. Clinicians have been tried to inhibit the progression of the homozygous FH with medical and surgical treatment. We here present three siblings with homozygous FH who were successfully treated with liver transplantation.