TITLE

Auxiliary liver transplantation for acute liver failure

AUTHOR(S)
Shanmugam, Naresh; Al-Lawati, Tawfiq; Kelgeri, Chaya; Rela, Mohamed; Koca, Tugba; Dereci, Selim; Karahan, Nermin; Akcam, Mustafa; Revanna, Krishna; Chandran, Suresh; Saiprasad; Kasaragod, Arvind
PUB. DATE
January 2016
SOURCE
Indian Pediatrics;Jan2016, Vol. 53 Issue 1, p67
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Background: Auxiliary partial orthotopic liver transplantation is a technique where part of diseased native liver is removed and replaced with healthy donor liver so that, the left behind native liver could later regenerate. Case characteristics: 2½-year-old girl with acute liver failure due to Hepatitis A. She underwent a successful auxiliary partial orthotopic liver transplantation. Outcome: Successful native liver regeneration and immunosuppression withdrawal after two and half years of surgery. Message: In selective cases of acute liver failure, auxiliary partial orthotopic liver transplantation could provide a chance for native liver regeneration and immunosuppression-free life.
ACCESSION #
112333005

 

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