This syndrome is characterized by the development of hepatic encephalopathy, within 8 weeks of the onset of illness in patients without prior evidence of liver disease. A variety of experimental modalities has been used in an effort to improve the dismal prognosis of such patients, with limited success. Recently, orthotopic liver transplantation has been proposed and utilized as a treatment of fulminant hepatitis and this procedure has provided consistent results. From January, 1988 to April, 1990, 12 adult patients with fulminant hepatitis have been referred for consideration for orthotopic liver transplantation to Clinica Chirurgica II of University of Bologna. We report our experience with these patients.
|Translated title of the contribution||Orthotopic liver transplantation for fulminant hepatitis|
|Number of pages||5|
|Publication status||Published - 1991|
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