Transplant Proc 2020 Nov 23;52(9):2802-2808. Epub 2020 Jul 23.
Department of Pediatric Surgery, Reproductive and Developmental Medicine, Faculty of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, 3-1-1 Maidashi, Higashi Ward, Fukuoka, 812-8582, Japan; Pediatric Emergency and Critical Care Center, Kyushu University Hospital, 3-1-1 Maidashi, Higashi Ward, Fukuoka, 812-8582, Japan.
Background: Treatment options for patients presenting with life-threatening splanchnic ischemia, including that of the intestine and liver, could previously only receive salvage surgery and attempted medical revascularization. We propose that urgent liver transplantation (LT) for acute liver failure (ALF) due to massive liver necrosis should be considered as a life-saving treatment. We successfully performed urgent living donor LT for nonocclusive hepatic ischemia accompanied by nonocclusive mesenteric ischemia (NOMI). Read More