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Liver transplant

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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.