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Orthotopic Liver Transplantation for Acute Liver Failure Resulting from “Acute Fatty Liver of Pregnancy“ – a Case Report

P Remiszewski, J Pawlak, A Skwarek, I Grzelak, W Patkowski, M Grodzicki, M Krawczyk, D Giercuszkiewicz, L Podciechowski, J Wilczyński

Ann Transplant 2003; 8(3): 8-11

ID: 7520

Steatosis of the liver, demonstrating itself as the acute liver failure during the third trimester of pregnancy (Acute Fatty Liver of Pregnancy – AFLP) is a rarely observed liver pathology. Herewith we describe the case of a 19-years old pregnant patient with this rare disease. The authors present the clinical course, dynamics, diagnostics, and outcome of treatment in this unique case. In this patient the ultimate treatment chosen was the liver transplantation. The opinions, concerning liver transplantation in AFLP (expressed in the world literature) are somewhat controversial. This paper presents the first case of AFLP treatment with orthotopic liver transplantation (OLTx) in Poland.


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