A 42-year-old member asked:
Do liver transplants require an entire liver?
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Transplant Surgery 36 years experience
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).
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