Case Report
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World J Hematol. Feb 6, 2017; 6(1): 24-27
Published online Feb 6, 2017. doi: 10.5315/wjh.v6.i1.24
Role of plasmapheresis in early allograft dysfunction following deceased donor liver transplantation
Ashwin Rammohan, Deepti Sachan, Satish Logidasan, Jeswanth Sathyanesan, Ravichandran Palaniappan, Mohamed Rela
Ashwin Rammohan, Deepti Sachan, Mohamed Rela, Institute of Liver Disease and Transplantation, Global Hospitals and Health City, Chennai 600100, India
Satish Logidasan, Jeswanth Sathyanesan, Ravichandran Palaniappan, Institute of Surgical Gastroenterology and Liver Transplantation, Govt Stanley Medical College Hospital, Chennai 600001, India
Mohamed Rela, Institute of Liver Studies, King’s College Hospital, London, SE5 9RS, United Kingdom
Author contributions: All the authors contributed to the manuscript.
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Correspondence to: Dr. Ashwin Rammohan, FRCS, Institute of Liver Disease and Transplantation, Global Hospitals and Health City, Cheran Nagar, Chennai 600100, India.
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Received: August 9, 2016
Peer-review started: August 10, 2016
First decision: September 12, 2016
Revised: September 25, 2016
Accepted: November 16, 2016
Article in press: November 16, 2016
Published online: February 6, 2017
Core Tip

Core tip: We demonstrate the beneficial effects of plasmapheresis, which appears to be an effective treatment option for early allograft dysfunction following liver transplantation and may obviate the need for retransplantation.