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Outcomes after identical and compatible orthotopic liver transplantation for fulminant hepatic failure: a single center experience in UK

Ilias Koukoutsis, Riccardo Bellagamba, Appou Tamijmarane, Bridget Gunson, Vijayaragavan Muralidharan, Stephen J Wigmore, David A Mayer, Darius F Mirza, John AC Buckels, Simon R Bramhall



To analyze the outcomes between identical and compatible liver transplantation (OLT) for fulminant hepatic failure (FHF) from September 1984 to November 2005. The patients were divided in three groups; group 1 (identical), group 2 (compatible) and group 3 (incompatible), according to the donor-recipient blood type matching. We analyzed several outcomes regarding mortality, patient and graft survival, incidence of acute graft rejection during the first postoperative month (30 days), incidence of biliary complications and indications of re-transplantation. We also analyzed the relationship of Coomb's positive test with postoperative hemolysis to all the above mentioned factors. During the stud..

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