Orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT) is the definitive treatment for end-stage liver disease (ESLD) and its complications. It is also used for:
- Acute liver failure (ALF)
- Liver cancer
- Certain metabolic diseases
During a liver transplant, your surgeon removes the diseased liver and replaces it with a healthy liver.
Liver Transplant: What You Need to Know
- A liver transplant workup refers to the preparation you need to do before undergoing a liver transplant.
- Your new liver will be transplanted from either a cadaver or a live donor.
- Organs, including livers, are allocated by the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS).
- Not every patient with liver disease is a candidate for a liver transplant. This decision will be made by your medical team.
Read a more in-depth article about liver transplant workup, written by Johns Hopkins gastroenterologists, which details the anatomical description of the causes of liver disease and information about liver transplant workup.
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