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Controversies in Managing Children with Fulminant Liver Failure

  • D. Devictor
  • T. Yandza
  • O. Soubrane
Conference paper
Part of the Yearbook of Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine book series (YEARBOOK, volume 1995)

Abstract

Emergency orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT) in adults and children with fulminant liver failure (FLF) is well-established. With this procedure, 1-year survival rates range from 55 to 80% [1, 2]. However, OLT still encounters serious problems especially in the pediatric population, including patient selection, organ availability, and the definition of optimum preoperative management of these patients.

Keywords

Liver Transplantation Hepatic Encephalopathy Orthotopic Liver Transplantation Acute Liver Failure Fulminant Hepatic Failure 
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  • D. Devictor
  • T. Yandza
  • O. Soubrane

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