10. Liver Transplantation

  1. Donald Hricik MD
  1. Kimberly A Brown MD1,
  2. Mary Ann Huang MD1,
  3. Marwan Kazimi MD3 and
  4. Dilip Moonka MD3

Published Online: 8 MAR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444391770.ch10

Primer on Transplantation, Third edition

Primer on Transplantation, Third edition

How to Cite

Brown, K. A., Ann Huang, M., Kazimi, M. and Moonka, D. (2011) Liver Transplantation, in Primer on Transplantation, Third edition (ed D. Hricik), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444391770.ch10

Editor Information

  1. University Hospitals Case Medical Center and Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, Michigan, USA

  2. 3

    Liver Transplantation, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, Michigan, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 8 MAR 2011
  2. Published Print: 14 FEB 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405142670

Online ISBN: 9781444391770

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Keywords:

  • liver transplantation;
  • orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT), mainstay of treatment of end-stage liver disease in USA and the world;
  • model for end-stage liver disease (MELD) system - for organ allocation in 2002;
  • patient and allograft outcomes - patient and graft survival after liver transplantation, improving over the last decade;
  • deceased donor transplantation - multiple factors, contributing to outcomes after primary OLT;
  • characteristics of ideal deceased donor - for liver transplantation;
  • bicaval and piggyback techniques - in orthotopic liver transplantation;
  • immunosuppression, after a liver transplantation - and all solid organ transplantation;
  • antibody induction therapy, strategy popular in MELD era - intravenous antibody preparations, depleting or inhibiting T lymphocytes after transplantation;
  • Hepatitis C, and liver transplants - performed at large centers

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Patient and allograft outcomes

  • Recipient selection and evaluation

  • Evaluation and selection of liver allograft donors

  • Surgical techniques and complications

  • Immunosuppression

  • Rejection in liver transplantation

  • Recurrent disease

  • Transplantation for HCC

  • Long-term complications of liver transplantation

  • Immunizations

  • Further reading