Reversal of primary liver graft non-function using porstaglandins

G. L. Grazi, A. Mazziotti, C. Sama, G. F. Stefanini, G. Gozzetti

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Primary graft non-function remains one of the most life-threatening problems after liver transplantation. Its etiology is still unclear. Liver retransplantation is the only therapeutic alternative to this problem. The PGE1 series of prostaglandins have recently been successfully used in the treatment of transplanted organ dysfunction. In this paper we describe a case of primary graft non-function successfully treated with continuous infusion of prostaglandin PGE1, and we briefly discuss the pathogenetic and therapeutic hypotheses.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)254-256
Number of pages3
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1991


  • graft survival
  • liver transplantation
  • prostaglandins

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology


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