hepatic veno-occlusive disease

Definition / meaning of hepatic veno-occlusive disease

A condition in which some of the veins in the liver are blocked. It is sometimes a complication of high-dose chemotherapy given before a bone marrow transplant and is marked by increases in weight, liver size, and blood levels of bilirubin.

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The Web site of the National Cancer Institute (http://www.cancer.gov/)

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