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What is a living-donor liver transplantation?

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Dr. Amy Friedman
Surgery - Transplant
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In brief: Using part of liver

Similar to removal of a portion of the liver because it contains a tumor or other type of disease, living donor liver transplantation depends on the use of a portion of the donor's liver. The donor is left with enough liver to remain healthy.
The recipient gets the part that is removed.

In brief: Using part of liver

Similar to removal of a portion of the liver because it contains a tumor or other type of disease, living donor liver transplantation depends on the use of a portion of the donor's liver. The donor is left with enough liver to remain healthy.
The recipient gets the part that is removed.
Dr. Amy Friedman
Dr. Amy Friedman
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Dr. Sidney Vinson
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology

In brief: Partial liver transp

A living donor liver transplant is when half of a healthy persons liver is removed and transplanted into a person with cirrhosis.
This is not frequently done but is offerred in a few centers in the country. There is significant risk to the donor.

In brief: Partial liver transp

A living donor liver transplant is when half of a healthy persons liver is removed and transplanted into a person with cirrhosis.
This is not frequently done but is offerred in a few centers in the country. There is significant risk to the donor.
Dr. Sidney Vinson
Dr. Sidney Vinson
Thank
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