Auxiliary Liver Transplantation and Bioartificial BridgingProcedures in Treatment of Acute Liver Failure

@article{Boudjma2001AuxiliaryLT,
  title={Auxiliary Liver Transplantation and Bioartificial BridgingProcedures in Treatment of Acute Liver Failure},
  author={Karim Boudj{\'e}ma and Phillippe Bachellier and Philippe Wolf and J. de Tempe and Daniel Jaeck},
  journal={World Journal of Surgery},
  year={2001},
  volume={26},
  pages={264-274}
}
The aim of this review is to discuss the place of auxiliary liver transplantation (ALT) and other cellular based bridging procedures such as hepatocyte transplantation, ex vivo liver perfusion, and bioartificial livers, in the treatment of acute liver failure, vis à vis conventional orthotopic liver transplantation. Hepacocyte transplantation, and ex vivo pig or human liver perfusion are still experimental procedures. Bioartificial livers using human tumoral hepatocytes or porcine hepatocytes… CONTINUE READING

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