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.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Clinical Neurology