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How long will a transplanted liver last?

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Dr. Stuart Flechner
45 years experience in Urology
20 years: About 70% of deceased donor liver transplant recipients are alive with functioning grafts at 5 years, and about 50% are alive at 10 years. Cases of 20 year survival with the same have occurred.
Answered on Feb 23, 2020

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