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Auxiliary liver transplantation (LT) is a special procedure of LT which could be proposed to patients with fulminant hepatic failure (FHF) and has for aim that complete regeneration of the native liver (NL) left in place will allow the graft recipient to resume normal liver function after allograft withdrawal. We report 30 cases of auxiliary LT performed(More)
The clinical experience with 11 patients undergoing ex situ operation of the liver (nine operations) or surgery on an in situ hypothermic perfused liver after vascular isolation (three operations) is described. These methods have been confined to situations and tumour stages otherwise deemed untreatable, or to situations where resection would not have been(More)
Even today major hepatic trauma remains a formidable surgical challenge with considerable deaths from exsanguination. Apart from conservative operative techniques that allow successful management in most cases, liver transplantation may be indicated in a more severe injury. This is a report on a patient with massive, unsalvageable liver trauma on whom the(More)
A method for rapid assessment of hepatic function in liver donors based on the formation of the lignocaine metabolite monoethylglycinexylidide (MEGX), was used in a prospective study of 69 donor-recipient pairs. The probability of graft survival over 120 days was significantly higher for livers from donors with MEGX test values above 90 micrograms/l than(More)
Arterial ketone body ratio (KBR), which reflects the NAD+/NADH ratio of hepatic mitochondria, was measured sequentially in 39 liver transplantations. In 22 cases, KBR was increased to above 0.7 within 6 hr after reperfusion (group A). In 11 cases, restoration of KBR was delayed until the first postoperative day (group B) and in 6 cases, KBR failed to(More)
A donor liver was divided in such a way that the left part (segment II and III without caval vein) could be transplanted into a child, the right part (segment I, IV, V to VIII) into an adult successfully. Common bile duct and common hepatic artery remained with the left part of the liver, portal vein with the right one. In the recipient of the left part of(More)
Liver transplantation in HBs-antigen (HBsAg) positive allograft recipients is associated with a high risk of HBV recurrence some time after surgery. So far, results of measures to prevent recurrent HBV-infection by means of treatment with interferon, hepatitis B vaccination and short-term passive immunization with hepatitis B immunoglobulin (HBIg) or(More)