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Liver transplantation and resection 

Liver transplantation and resection
Liver transplantation and resection

Keith G. Allman

, Iain H. Wilson

, and Aidan O’Donnell

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date: 13 July 2020

Mark Bellamy

General principles 570

Liver transplantation 572

Hepatic resection 576

The majority of patients who present for liver transplantation have either acute hepatic failure or end-stage liver disease. A small proportion undergo transplantation for other conditions, including polycystic liver disease, hepatoma, and metabolic liver disease which could give rise to future liver failure or catastrophic systemic illness (e.g. Wilson's disease). Most transplants are performed semi-electively in those with end-stage disease. Wordwide, the commonest indication for hepatic transplantation is post-hepatitis C cirrhosis. This is likely to change in the future as more effective antiviral therapies become available....

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