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Liver Transplant Important Facts: Waiting Lists, Surgery, Side Effects

By Flymedi Staff on Sep 25, 2017 10:04:04 PM

Liver Transplant – Why Is It Done?

The liver which is located below the diaphragm on the right side of the abdomen, is the largest internal organ of our bodies, with the weight of about 3 pounds in adults.

Liver transplant or hepatic transplantation is a surgical operation that replaces the diseased liver with a healthy liver from a liver donor. Liver transplantation is needed in case of a liver failure occurring because of metabolic disorders, alcohol abuse (alcoholic liver disease) or chronic liver diseases such as liver cancer, cirrhosis, biliary atresia, hepatitis B, hepatitis C. 

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