Liver transplantation for severe Lepiota helveola poisoning


Service de Chirurgie Digestive et de Transplantation d'Organes, CHU Pontchaillou, Rue Henri Le Guilloux, 35033 Rennes Cedex, France


Orthotopic liver transplantation in patients with fulminant hepatic failure secondary to Lepiota helveola poisoning has not, to our knowledge, been reported. Our recent experience with liver transplantation in a 27-year-old woman with acute hepatic failure secondary to this poisoning is described. The indications for orthotopic liver transplantation are discussed.