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What are the advantages of using a living-donor liver transplant?

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Dr. Ralph Layman
Surgery - Transplant
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In brief: Timing

You know when you will get you transplant.
Also the longer you wait for a deceased donor the sicker you may get. There are more biliary system complications with a living donor though, .

In brief: Timing

You know when you will get you transplant.
Also the longer you wait for a deceased donor the sicker you may get. There are more biliary system complications with a living donor though, .
Dr. Ralph Layman
Dr. Ralph Layman
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In brief: Good material

Assures a good liver tissue and matching of size, as well as being able to time the transplant before the patient is too sick.

In brief: Good material

Assures a good liver tissue and matching of size, as well as being able to time the transplant before the patient is too sick.
Dr. Cosme Manzarbeitia
Dr. Cosme Manzarbeitia
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