Live donor liver transplantation for acute liver failure


Kilic M. , AYDIN U., NOYAN A., ARIKAN C., Aydogdu S. , AKILDIZ M., ...More

TRANSPLANTATION, vol.84, no.4, pp.475-479, 2007 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 84 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/01.tp.0000276987.55382.e2
  • Title of Journal : TRANSPLANTATION
  • Page Numbers: pp.475-479

Abstract

Background. Acute liver failure (ALF) carries a high mortality unless urgent orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT) is performed on time. Live donors are utilized to treat this irreversible condition first in pediatric cases and then in adults. Herein, we aimed to report our experience with live donors for ALF in a country of a deceased donor organ donation rate is only 1.5 per million people.