APOLTAuxiliary Partial Orthotopic Liver Transplantation
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Patients with acute liver failure who fulfil transplant criteria but can have a complete morphological and functional recovery of their native liver in future are potential candidates for APOLT.
Similarly in the setting of acute liver failure, APOLT leaves the possibility of regeneration of the native liver, in which case immunosuppression can be stopped and the graft allowed to atrophy.
In 20 successful APOLT over a period of 19 years for various conditions, 17(85%) patients were alive on 113 months of follow up.