[A successful case of living donor liver transplantation performed in 7 hours for sub acute fulminant hepatitis].

Yoko Zaitsu, Toru Ikegami, Toshirou Masuda, Tomoharu Yoshizumi, Ken Shirabe, Yoshihiko Maehara

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Abstract

Living donor liver transplantation (LDLT) is the ultimate cure for fulminant hepatitis. Successful outcomes rely on the precise evaluation of the reversibility of hepatic encephalopathy, and a swift execution of necessary examination of both the donor and the recipient. The case was a 63-years old woman, presented with fever and loss of appetite. She was hospitalized for acute hepatitis and treated at a nearby hospital. She was transferred to the tertiary hospital for the acute deterioration of her liver function on the 7th day after the emergence of the initial symptoms. On the 10th day, she showed Grade 2 encephalopathy and underwent plasma exchange. She was transported to our hospital for possible LDLT on the 11th day. CT scan on arrival showed severe atrophy of her liver and no definite brain edema despite acutely deteriorating encephalopathy (Grade 3). LDLT was launched after 7 hours from her transport. She was discharged from the intensive care unit on the 6th day and was discharged without severe complications on 42th day after the LDLT.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)145-149
Number of pages5
JournalFukuoka igaku zasshi = Hukuoka acta medica
Volume103
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2012

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  • Medicine(all)

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