Table of Contents Author Guidelines Submit a Manuscript
Case Reports in Transplantation
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 484080, 7 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2012/484080
Case Report

Liver Transplantation for Acute Liver Failure at 11-Week Gestation with Successful Maternal and Fetal Outcome

1Division of Hepatology, Carolinas Medical Center, 1000 Blythe Boulevard, Charlotte, NC 28203, USA
2Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Carolinas Medical Center, 1000 Blythe Boulevard, Charlotte, NC 28203, USA
3Department of Surgery, Carolinas Medical Center, 1000 Blythe Boulevard, Charlotte, NC 28203, USA
4Department of Pathology, Carolinas Medical Center, 1000 Blythe Boulevard, Charlotte, NC 28203, USA
5Carolinas Digestive Health Associates, Charlotte, NC 28211, USA
6Transplant Center, Carolinas Medical Center, 3rd Floor Annex building, Charlotte, NC 28203, USA

Received 17 September 2012; Accepted 24 October 2012

Academic Editors: J. Kaneko and G. Schlaf

Copyright © 2012 Vinaya C. Maddukuri et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Linked References

  1. J. E. Hay, “Liver disease in pregnancy,” Hepatology, vol. 47, no. 3, pp. 1067–1076, 2008. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  2. W. M. Lee, “Etiologies of acute liver failure,” Seminars in Liver Disease, vol. 28, no. 2, pp. 142–152, 2008. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  3. M. A. Heneghan, M. Selzner, E. M. Yoshida, and B. Mullhaupt, “Pregnancy and sexual function in liver transplantation,” Journal of Hepatology, vol. 49, no. 4, pp. 507–519, 2008. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  4. M. Greenberg, T. J. Daugherty, A. Elihu et al., “Acute liver failure at 26 weeks' gestation in a patient with sickle cell disease,” Liver Transplantation, vol. 15, no. 10, pp. 1236–1241, 2009. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  5. B. Surti, J. Tan, and S. Saab, “Pregnancy and liver transplantation,” Liver International, vol. 28, no. 9, pp. 1200–1206, 2008. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  6. S. A. Laifer, K. Abu-Elmagd, and J. J. Fung, “Hepatic transplantation during pregnancy and the puerperium,” Journal of Maternal-Fetal and Neonatal Medicine, vol. 6, no. 1, pp. 40–44, 1997. View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  7. S. Eguchi, K. Yanaga, F. Fujita et al., “Living-related right lobe liver transplantation for a patient with fulminant hepatic failure during the second trimester of pregnancy: report of a case,” Transplantation, vol. 73, no. 12, pp. 1970–1971, 2002. View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  8. T. Kato, J. R. Nery, J. J. Morcos et al., “Successful living related liver transplantation in an adult with fulminant hepatic failure,” Transplantation, vol. 64, no. 3, pp. 415–417, 1997. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  9. N. Jarufe, A. Soza, R. M. Pérez-Ayuso et al., “Successful liver transplantation and delivery in a woman with fulminant hepatic failure occurring during the second trimester of pregnancy,” Liver International, vol. 26, no. 4, pp. 494–497, 2006. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  10. Z. Jankovic, D. Stamenkovic, B. Duncan, R. Prasad, and M. Davies, “Successful outcome after a technically challenging liver transplant during pregnancy,” Transplantation Proceedings, vol. 39, no. 5, pp. 1704–1706, 2007. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  11. E. Sequeira, S. Wanyonyi, and R. Dodia, “Severe propylthiouracil-induced hepatotoxicity in pregnancy managed successfully by liver transplantation: a case report,” Journal of Medical Case Reports, vol. 5, no. 1, article 461, 2011. View at Google Scholar
  12. F. Forna, M. McConnell, F. N. Kitabire et al., “Systematic review of the safety of trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole for prophylaxis in HIV-infected pregnant women: implications for resource-limited settings,” AIDS Reviews, vol. 8, no. 1, pp. 24–36, 2006. View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  13. V. Bhatia, A. Singhal, S. K. Panda, and S. K. Acharya, “A 20-year single-center experience with acute liver failure during pregnancy: is the prognosis really worse?” Hepatology, vol. 48, no. 5, pp. 1577–1585, 2008. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  14. E. G. Moreno, G. I. Garcia, S. R. Gomez et al., “Fulminant hepatic failure during pregnancy successfully treated by orthotopic liver transplantation,” Transplantation, vol. 52, no. 5, pp. 923–926, 1991. View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  15. C. M. Lo, P. Gertsch, and S. T. Fan, “Living unrelated liver transplantation between spouses for fulminant hepatic failure,” British Journal of Surgery, vol. 82, no. 8, p. 1037, 1995. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  16. M. Anders, E. Quiñonez, N. Goldaracena et al., “Liver transplantation during pregnancy in a patient with acute liver failure,” Acta Gastroenterologica Latinoamericana, vol. 40, no. 3, pp. 268–270, 2010. View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  17. S. A. Laifer, M. J. Darby, V. P. Scantlebury, J. H. Harger, and S. N. Caritis, “Pregnancy and liver transplantation,” Obstetrics and Gynecology, vol. 76, no. 6, pp. 1083–1088, 1990. View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  18. J. Fair, A. S. Klein, T. Feng, W. T. Merritt, and J. F. Burdick, “Intrapartum orthotopic liver transplantation with successful outcome of pregnancy,” Transplantation, vol. 50, no. 3, pp. 534–535, 1990. View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  19. M. I. R. Hamilton, R. Alcock, L. Magos, S. Mallett, K. Rolles, and A. K. Burroughs, “Liver transplantation during pregnancy,” Transplantation Proceedings, vol. 25, no. 5, pp. 2967–2968, 1993. View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  20. C. V. Morris, R. M. Goldstein, J. B. Cofer, H. Solomon, and G. B. Klintmalm, “An unusual presentation of fulminant hepatic failure secondary to propylthiouracil therapy,” Clinical Transplants, p. 311, 1989. View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  21. S. M. Catnach, M. McCarthy, E. Jauniaux et al., “Liver transplantation during pregnancy complicated by cytomegalovirus infection,” Transplantation, vol. 60, no. 5, pp. 510–511, 1995. View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  22. D. E. Finlay, M. C. Foshager, D. G. Longley, and J. G. Letourneau, “Ischemic injury to the fetus after maternal liver transplantation,” Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine, vol. 13, no. 2, pp. 145–148, 1994. View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus