Liver Transplant FAQs

Liver Transplant FAQs

The liver can regenerate only when it is healthy, A cirrhotic liver can not regenerate. Cirrhosis is a consequence of repeated liver injury and subsequent fibrosis.
a) When cancer has developed in the liver.
b) When kidneys have started failing as a result of liver disease.
c) When fluid accumulation can not be cleared by water tablets.
d) When you start losing consciousness.
e) When you start getting recurrent bouts of abdominal infection, either peritonitis or cholangitis
Sometimes when someone is brain dead in the hospital and their relatives agree for organ donation, and the patient is registered with NOTTO, cadaveric transplant can be done. However much more commonly, a family member who is over 18 years of age and less than 55 years old donates part of liver for transplant.
It is a major operation for the donor as well. The risk of death is 1 in 500.
Currently the success rate is 95% and long term survival is over 80%. The two common complications that can happen are either recurrence of the original liver disease or else a complication of immunosuppressive medication that is necessary for preventing rejection of the new liver.
There are some restrictions such as eating hygienically , regular blood tests and compliance with immunosuppressive medication.
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