Supportive therapy for liver transplantation

  • D. E. F. Newton
  • H. Wesenhagen


Transplantation of the liver in man has been a practical possibility for over fifteen years. Problems of tissue matching and rejection are significantly less than those found in renal transplantation [1]. The principal stumbling block is the technical complexity of the operation. Not only is the surgical procedure difficult and time consuming [2], but the perioperative management of the patients by the anaesthetic team requires considerable resources of manpower, equipment and laboratory facilities.


Liver Transplantation Primary Biliary Cirrhosis Orthotopic Liver Transplantation Donor Liver Fresh Freeze Plasma 
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  • D. E. F. Newton
  • H. Wesenhagen

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