[Recipient selection for liver transplantation].

Academic Article

Abstract

  • In the last few years, there have been developments in many aspects of liver transplantation. Improvements in surgical techniques and immunosuppression markedly increased the success rates of liver transplantation. This success has lead to increasing numbers of recipients. However, the availability of cadaveric organs for transplantation has not been changed in the last 10 years, resulting in a growing discrepancy between donors and recipients. Thus, it is necessary to properly select the best candidates for a successful liver transplant. This article will review the indications and contraindications for liver transplantation in the Model for End Stage Liver Disease (MELD) score era.
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    Keywords

  • Cholangitis, Sclerosing, Contraindications, Hepatitis, Humans, Liver Cirrhosis, Biliary, Liver Diseases, Liver Failure, Liver Neoplasms, Liver Transplantation, Patient Selection
  • Author List

  • Vilatob√° M; Eckhoff DE; Contreras JL
  • Start Page

  • 244
  • End Page

  • 251
  • Volume

  • 57
  • Issue

  • 2