Liver transplant

Revision as of 21:16, 3 October 2005 by WikiConvertor (Talk)

(diff) ← Older revision | Latest revision (diff) | Newer revision → (diff)

Liver transplant

(Science: procedure, surgery) surgery to replace a disease liver with a healthy one from a donor.

this procedure is technically quite difficult, since both vessels and biliary tract must be reattached to the new liver. most often indicated in those with long-term chronic hepatitis or congenital liver defects. Not usually performed in the situation of alcoholic cirrhosis or primary biliary cirrhosis.

Retrieved from "http://www.biology-online.org/bodict/index.php?title=Liver_transplant&oldid=45503"
First | Previous (Liver cirrhosis) | Next (Liver transplantation) | Last
Advertisement
Please contribute to this project, if you have more information about this term feel free to edit this page.