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Liver transplant - series—Indications



A liver transplant may be recommended for:

  • liver damage due to alcoholism (Alcoholic cirrhosis)
  • primary biliary cirrhosis
  • long-term (chronic) active infection (hepatitis)
  • liver (hepatic) vein clot (thrombosis)
  • birth defects of the liver or bile ducts (biliary atresia)
  • metabolic disorders associated with liver failure (e.g., Wilson's disease)

Review Date 5/15/2014

Updated by: Jenifer K. Lehrer, MD, Department of Gastroenterology, Frankford-Torresdale Hospital, Aria Health System, Philadelphia, PA. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Isla Ogilvie, PhD, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.

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