Indications and Contraindications

Indications ■ Fulminant and subfulminant liver failure (approximately 10 % of all liver transplant indications) as defined by the King's College or the Clichy criteria

■ Fulminant rather than subfulminant form of acute liver failure (interval jaundice/encephalopathy <2weeks)

■ Preferentially acute liver failure due to viral hepatitis (A and B), mushroom intoxication or drugs that are known to induce reversible acute liver failure

Exclusion Criteria

General contraindications to transplantation

Presence of fibrosis (or cirrhosis) on a frozen section biopsy performed during the procedure

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