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Liver transplantation 

Liver transplantation
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Liver transplantation
Author(s):

Gideon M. Hirschfield

, Michael E.D. Allison

, and Graeme J.M. Alexander

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199204854.003.152205_update_001

August 28, 2014: This chapter has been re-evaluated and remains up-to-date. No changes have been necessary.

Update:

Source of livers for transplantation—non-heart-beating donors are increasingly used, albeit with increased complication rates; living related liver donation is now widespread and routine in many centres.

Updated on 28 Nov 2012. The previous version of this content can be found here.
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date: 20 September 2017

Liver transplantation is considered for patients with liver disease that is predicted to shorten life or causes symptoms that preclude an acceptable quality of life and for individuals with life-shortening genetic disease that can be cured by transplantation. One-year survival exceeds 90%, 5-year survival approaches 80%, and individual median survivals exceed 20 years....

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