Selection of patients for liver transplantation in 1997 and beyond.

E. M. Yoshida, J. R. Lake

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Abstract

Liver transplantation is now accepted as the standard surgical-medical treatment for end-stage liver disease, as well as replacement therapy for certain inborn errors of metabolism. While improvements in surgical methods and new immunosuppressive agents have improved survival, there remains a chronic shortage of available donor organs. This article offers guidelines for the physician, discussing indications for liver transplantation, controversial selection issues, contraindications, and finally, the future of liver transplantation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)247-261, vii
JournalClinics in liver disease
Volume1
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1997

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