This work was supported in part by grants from NIAAA AA04425 and NIDDK DK32556
Liver Transplantation for Alcoholic Liver Disease: A Consideration of Reasons For and Against
Article first published online: 11 APR 2006
Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research
Volume 13, Issue 2, pages 181–184, April 1989
How to Cite
Van Thiel, D. H., Gavaler, J. S., Tarter, R. E., Dindzans, V. J., Gordon, R. D., Iwatsuki, S., Makowka, L., Todo, S., Tzakis, A. and Starzl, T. E. (1989), Liver Transplantation for Alcoholic Liver Disease: A Consideration of Reasons For and Against. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 13: 181–184. doi: 10.1111/j.1530-0277.1989.tb00307.x
- Issue published online: 11 APR 2006
- Article first published online: 11 APR 2006
- Received for publication September 12, 1988; accepted for publication September 14, 1988.
Orthotopic liver transplantation is a clinical procedure that has been accepted widely as the treatment of choice for individuals with advanced chronic liver disease. As such, its application to the important clinical problem of alcoholic liver disease is inevitable. The arguments for and against liver transplantation for individuals with advanced alcoholic liver disease are presented.