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ORIGINAL ARTICLE

Liver Transplantation in Cases with Acute Liver Failure

Göksel Bengi, Mustafa Yalçin, Mesut Akarsu, Tarkan Ünek, İbrahim Astarcıoğlu

Citation Information : Bengi G, Yalçin M, Akarsu M, Ünek T, Astarcıoğlu İ. Liver Transplantation in Cases with Acute Liver Failure. Euroasian J Hepatogastroenterol 2015; 5 (2):80-82.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10018-1139

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 00-00-0000


Abstract

Background: Acute liver failure (ALF) is a rare, life-threatening clinical condition that is characterized by severe hepatocellular necrosis, jaundice, coagulopathy and encephalopathy. The aim of this study was to evaluate patients who underwent liver transplantation at Dokuz Eylül University of Medicine Faculty (DEUMF) due to ALF. Materials and methods: The patients who underwent liver transplantation at DEUMF due to ALF were evaluated retrospectively. Results: All of the liver transplantations performed in this study were successful; toxicity was the major cause of ALF in these patients (84%). Conclusion: Results of this study may not be generalizable to all of Turkey since the patients included in this study were only from one region. However, our study is in accordance with others that show that liver transplantation is a very safe and effective method for the treatment of ALF.


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