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Preferred Name

Hepatic Transplantation

Synonyms

Liver Transplantation

Definitions

<p>Your liver is the largest organ inside your body. It helps your body digest food, store energy, and remove poisons. You cannot live without a liver that works. If your liver fails, your doctor may put you on a waiting list for a liver transplant. Doctors do liver transplants when other treatment cannot keep a damaged liver working.</p> <p>During a liver transplantation, the surgeon removes the diseased liver and replaces it with a healthy one. Most transplant livers come from a donor who has died. Sometimes there is a living donor. This is when a healthy person donates part of his or her liver for a specific patient.</p> <p>The most common reason for a transplant in adults is <a href='https://medlineplus.gov/cirrhosis.html'>cirrhosis</a>. This is scarring of the liver, caused by injury or long-term disease. The most common reason in children is biliary atresia, a disease of the <a href='https://medlineplus.gov/bileductdiseases.html'>bile ducts</a>.</p> <p>If you have a transplant, you must take drugs the rest of your life to help keep your body from rejecting the new liver.</p> <p >NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases</p>

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Liver Transplantation

Hepatic transplantation

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C0023911

Date created

07/13/1999

definition

Your liver is the largest organ inside your body. It helps your body digest food, store energy, and remove poisons. You cannot live without a liver that works. If your liver fails, your doctor may put you on a waiting list for a liver transplant. Doctors do liver transplants when other treatment cannot keep a damaged liver working.

During a liver transplantation, the surgeon removes the diseased liver and replaces it with a healthy one. Most transplant livers come from a donor who has died. Sometimes there is a living donor. This is when a healthy person donates part of his or her liver for a specific patient.

The most common reason for a transplant in adults is cirrhosis. This is scarring of the liver, caused by injury or long-term disease. The most common reason in children is biliary atresia, a disease of the bile ducts.

If you have a transplant, you must take drugs the rest of your life to help keep your body from rejecting the new liver.

NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

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Mapped from

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Mapped to

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MP HEALTH TOPIC URL

https://medlineplus.gov/livertransplantation.html

MP OTHER LANGUAGE URL

Spanish https://medlineplus.gov/spanish/livertransplantation.html

MP PRIMARY INSTITUTE URL

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases https://www.niddk.nih.gov

notation

C0023911

prefLabel

Hepatic Transplantation

Related to

http://purl.bioontology.org/ontology/MEDLINEPLUS/C0023890

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Scope Statement

Understand the facts about liver transplantation. Read about risks, outlook and the process for getting a liver transplant.

tui

T061

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