Living Donor Re-transplantation for Repeated Acute Liver Failure

İNCE V. , Kayaalp C., Otan E., Ozdemir F., Dirican A., Toprak H. I. , ...Daha Fazla

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ORGAN TRANSPLANTATION MEDICINE, cilt.9, ss.50-52, 2018 (ESCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 9 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2018
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.50-52


Emergency liver transplantation (LT) for acute liver failure (ALF) is a life-saving treatment. Occurrence of this situation in the same patient twice is very rare. Herein, we describe a patient who underwent two emergency LTs for ALF, both from living donors. When she was 26 years old, she underwent a right lobe living donor LT (LDLT) from her sister for ALF due to use of herbal weight loss medications. The next 3 years were uneventful but another ALF developed during a terminal stage pregnancy (37th week). Despite medical treatment, her liver functions worsened, and the baby was delivered by caesarean section. The second time, her brother was the donor and she recovered after the emergency right lobe re-LDLT. Both patient and baby were well at the 2-month follow-up. As far as we know, there is no reported similar case, and we concluded that LDLT is a paramount treatment option for both primary and secondary ALFs.