ABO-incompatible auxiliary partial orthotopic liver transplant for late-onset familial amyloid polyneuropathy

H. Watanabe, K. Misu, T. Kobayashi, N. Hattori, M. Doyu, I. Yokoyama, Y. Ando, A. Nakao, G. Sobue

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Abstract

A 60-year-old Japanese man with late-onset familial amyloid polyneuropathy type I (FAP transthyretin Met30) showed clinical improvement following auxiliary partial orthotopic liver transplantation (APOLT) from an ABO-incompatible living related donor. Preoperatively, plasmapheresis and immunosuppressant drugs were used to reduce serum antibodies against the donor's ABO type. APOLT was chosen so the residual liver could sustain the patient in the event of hyperacute rejection. OLT is applicable to late-onset FAP transthyretin Met30, and APOLT can be considered in ABO-incompatible cases.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)63-66
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the Neurological Sciences
Volume195
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 15-03-2002
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology

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