Treatments: Liver transplant


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Liver transplant: Transplant of an entire liver organ
Description: Liver transplantation is surgery to remove a diseased liver and replace it with a healthy liver from an organ donor. A liver transplant is necessary when disease makes the liver stop working. The most common reason for liver transplantation in adults is cirrhosis, a disease in which healthy liver cells are killed and replaced with scar tissue. The most common reason for transplantation in children is biliary atresia, a disease in which the ducts that carry bile out of the liver are missing or damaged. 1


Count: Liver transplant is listed as a: treatment for 7 conditions; alternative treatment for 7 conditions; preventive treatment for 0 conditions; research treatment for 0 conditions.
Liver transplant is a type of: Transplants (35)
Treatments: all treatments

Liver transplant as a treatment: The following list of conditions have 'Liver transplant' or similar listed as a treatment in our database:

A

  • Autoimmune Hepatitis ... liver transplant

    H

  • Hepatitis ... liver transplant
  • Hepatitis B ... liver transplant

    L

  • Liver cancer ... liver transplantation
  • Liver failure ... Liver transplant

    V

  • Viral Hepatitis ... liver transplant

    W

  • Wilson's Disease ... liver transplant



    Footnotes:
    1. excerpt from Liver Transplantation: NIDDK

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