What is the role of molecular adsorbents recirculating system (MARS) in the treatment of Wilson disease?

Updated: Feb 14, 2019
  • Author: Richard K Gilroy, MBBS, FRACP; Chief Editor: Praveen K Roy, MD, AGAF  more...
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MARS is an extracorporeal liver support system using a hollow-fiber dialysis module in which the patient’s blood is dialyzed across an albumin-impregnated membrane while maintaining a constant flow of albumin-rich (20%) dialysate in the extracapillary compartment. Case reports and very small series have presented a role for this as a bridge to liver transplantation. [20]


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