17. The Liver Transplant Recipient

  1. John N. Plevris MD, PhD, FRCPE, FEBGH2 and
  2. Colin W. Howden MD, FRCP (Glasg.), FACP, AGAF, FACG3
  1. Prakash Ramachandran BSc, MBChB, PhD, MRCP (UK) and
  2. Andrew J. Bathgate MB.CHB, MD, FRCPE

Published Online: 29 NOV 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444346381.ch17

Problem-Based Approach to Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Problem-Based Approach to Gastroenterology and Hepatology

How to Cite

Ramachandran, P. and Bathgate, A. J. (2012) The Liver Transplant Recipient, in Problem-Based Approach to Gastroenterology and Hepatology (eds J. N. Plevris and C. W. Howden), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444346381.ch17

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Centre for Liver and Digestive Disorders, The Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

  2. 3

    Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois, USA

Author Information

  1. Scottish Liver Transplant Unit, The Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 29 NOV 2011
  2. Published Print: 17 JAN 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405182270

Online ISBN: 9781444346381

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Keywords:

  • orthotopic liver transplantation;
  • acute cellular rejection;
  • biliary stricture;
  • immunosuppression;
  • recurrent hepatitis C infection;
  • re-transplantation;
  • hepatopulmonary syndrome

Summary

This chapter attempts to identify issues relating to the assessment of patients with chronic liver disease for orthotopic liver transplantation. The cases involved also highlight the common post-transplantation problems encountered both in the early stage and longer term. The significant problem of recurrent disease is also discussed in relation to specific cases.