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Liver Transplant
What is it? Overview Usage Side Effects and Warnings

Liver Transplant Usage

Written by FoundHealth.

Reasons for Procedure

A liver transplant is done to treat a liver that is not working and cannot be fixed. This may be caused by:

  • Cirrhosis
  • Hepatitis A , B , or C
  • Alcoholic liver disease
  • Primary biliary cirrhosis
  • Primary sclerosing cholangitis (disease of the bile ducts)
  • Sudden liver failure
  • Congenital defects (eg, biliary atresia)
  • Liver tumors
  • Metabolic defects (eg, Wilson's disease )
  • Poisoning or drug-induced damage

After the transplant, most patients are able to return to normal activities in 6-12 months.



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