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How long will a transplanted liver last?

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Dr. George Loss
Surgery - Transplant
2 doctors agree

In brief: A long time

Potentially a transplanted liver can last decades, a lifetime.
Some diseases, such as hepatitis c, can recur with a vengeance. But i often tell patients that if they make it the 1st yr, their bungee cord may break, their parachute may not open, but they won't die of liver disease.

In brief: A long time

Potentially a transplanted liver can last decades, a lifetime.
Some diseases, such as hepatitis c, can recur with a vengeance. But i often tell patients that if they make it the 1st yr, their bungee cord may break, their parachute may not open, but they won't die of liver disease.
Dr. George Loss
Dr. George Loss
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2 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Stuart Flechner
Dr. Stuart Flechner
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Dr. Rodrigo Vianna
Surgery - Transplant
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Many years

If you take you medications and don't have recurrence of your primary disease it can last for decades.

In brief: Many years

If you take you medications and don't have recurrence of your primary disease it can last for decades.
Dr. Rodrigo Vianna
Dr. Rodrigo Vianna
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