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do liver transplants require an entire liver?

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Dr. John Powelson
34 years experience Transplant Surgery
Not necessarily. : Not necessarily. Generally, a whole liver is transplanted, but it's possible to transplant a portion of liver. For example, if the recipient is small-sized an entire liver may be too big. Also, if the liver donor is alive, clearly only a portion of liver can be taken (usually about half).
Answered on Jan 25, 2015
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