Liver transplant

Hepatic transplant; Transplant - liver; Orthotopic liver transplant; Liver failure - liver transplant; Cirrhosis - liver transplant

Liver transplant is surgery to replace a diseased liver with a healthy liver.

Donor liver attachment

In liver tranplant surgery the diseased liver is removed through an incision made in the upper abdomen. The new liver is put in place and attached to the patient's blood vessels and bile ducts. The healthy liver is obtained from a donor who has recently died but has not suffered liver injury. Liver transplants can save the lives of people who might otherwise die.

The liver is in the right upper abdomen. The liver serves many functions, including the detoxification of substances delivered to it from the intestines, and the synthesis of many proteins.

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