Extracorporeal perfusion of pig liver lasting 4 hr, followed by isovolaemic exchange (6 litres in 1 hr) were employed in the management of coma in a case of acute virus hepatitis. Liver perfusion led to temporary regression of coma, whereas transfusion was followed by gradual improvement in the clinical picture; this was apparently not a direct consequence of the procedure adopted. Assessment of the degree of purification obtained with these two methods offers an explanation for the difference in their clinical effectiveness.

[Success in a case of fulminant hepatitis treated with extracorporeal liver perfusion and exchange transfusion].

SCOPINARO, NICOLA;BACHI, VIRGILIO
1975

Abstract

Extracorporeal perfusion of pig liver lasting 4 hr, followed by isovolaemic exchange (6 litres in 1 hr) were employed in the management of coma in a case of acute virus hepatitis. Liver perfusion led to temporary regression of coma, whereas transfusion was followed by gradual improvement in the clinical picture; this was apparently not a direct consequence of the procedure adopted. Assessment of the degree of purification obtained with these two methods offers an explanation for the difference in their clinical effectiveness.
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