Control of cerebral oedema by total hepatectomy and extracorporeal liver support in fulminant hepatic failure

@article{Rozga1993ControlOC,
  title={Control of cerebral oedema by total hepatectomy and extracorporeal liver support in fulminant hepatic failure},
  author={Jacek Rozga and Luis Gustavo Podest{\'a} and Emmanuelle Lepage and Ahuzon Hoffman and Achilles A. Demetriou},
  journal={The Lancet},
  year={1993},
  volume={342},
  pages={898-899}
}
Keeping a patient with fulminant hepatic failure (FHF) alive until a donor liver is available for transplantation can be a problem. We describe an 18-year-old woman with paracetamol-induced FHF, who was treated by total hepatectomy, hypothermia, plasma exchange, and extracorporeal liver support. The patient was anhepatic for 14 h. The liver-support system consisted of plasma separation and perfusion through a charcoal filter and a hollow-fibre module seeded with matrix-attached porcine… CONTINUE READING
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