Medical Aspects of Liver Transplantation

David H. Van Thiel, Robert R. Schade, Judith S. Gavaler, Byers W. Shaw, Shunzaburo Iwatsuki, Thomas E. Starzl

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The methods used to screen prospective candidates for orthotopic liver transplantation are described. Both the indication and the contraindications for the procedure are discussed. The timing of the procedure during the course of an individual candidate's liver disease is also discussed. Additionally, the institutional requirements of a liver transplant center are identified. Finally, the problems experienced by a liver transplant patient and his physician during the postoperative period are identified and discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)79S-83S
Issue number1 S
StatePublished - 1984

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hepatology


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