Monitoring of intrasplenic hepatocyte transplantation for acute-on-chronic liver failure: a prospective five-year follow-up study.

@article{Wang2014MonitoringOI,
  title={Monitoring of intrasplenic hepatocyte transplantation for acute-on-chronic liver failure: a prospective five-year follow-up study.},
  author={Fan Wang and Lin Zhou and Xue-mei Ma and W. Q. Ma and Chunping Wang and Yun Lu and Yuzhuo Chen and Linjing An and Weimin An and Yongping Yang},
  journal={Transplantation proceedings},
  year={2014},
  volume={46 1},
  pages={192-8}
}
BACKGROUND Acute-on-chronic liver failure (ACLF) is defined as an acute deterioration of chronic liver disease. Intrasplenic hepatocyte transplantation is increasingly recognized as a treatment for liver failure and genetic metabolic liver diseases. We describe our experience of intrasplenic hepatocyte transplantation in a small cohort of patients as bridge therapy or as an alternative to orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT). METHODS Seven patients with ACLF with an expected survival of… CONTINUE READING

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