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View in Spanish: Enfermedad veno-oclusiva hepática

Hepatic veno-occlusive disease (heh-PA-tik VEE-noh-uh-KLOO-siv dih-ZEEZ)
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.



 
 
Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.