Liver transplantation is surgery to remove a diseased liver and replace it with a healthy liver from a donor. Many people have had liver transplants and now lead normal lives. A liver transplant is necessary when disease makes the liver stop working. The most common reason for liver transplant in adults is cirrhosis, a disease in which healthy liver cells are killed and replaced with scar tissues. Cirrhosis is not reversible and leads to end-stage liver disease.
There have been over 60 different liver diseases treated with liver transplantation. However, there are several
conditions that are more commonly treated with this procedure.
INDICATIONS FOR LIVER TRANSPLANT INCLUDE:
1. Hepatitis B
2. Hepatitis C
4. Liver tumors/ Hepatocellular Carcinoma
5. Autoimmune Hepatitis
6. Acute liver failure / fulminant liver failure
7. Errors in Metabolism
BASIS OF A LIVER TRANSPLANT:
It has been now scientifically proven through various studies that