Liver is an important organ in the body. It performs many vital functions in the body. The liver consists of 2 lobes. One of the main function of the liver is the production of bile, which helps in elimination of waste in the body. Liver transplantation is considered the only treatment modality in patients suffering with end-stage liver diseases.
Liver transplantation is considered the only treatment modality in patients suffering with end-stage liver diseases.
In Living Donor Liver Transplantation, the part of the liver of a healthy donor is transplanted into the recipient who suffers from end-stage liver disease.
In split liver transplantation, the donor liver is split into two parts and implanted into two recipients. Thus 2 lives are saved with one donor liver.
Liver Transplant is only considered as a treatment modality when all other treatment options have been exhausted. Various parameters that helps deciding the right time to consider a liver transplantation include:
1- MELD score - MELD MODEL FOR END STAGE LIVER DISEASE SCORE is a complex score that is based on the results of blood test. This score indicates the severity of chronic liver disease and ranges from 6 to 40.
2. COMPLICATIONS OF LIVER DISEASES When patients start developing features of liver disease like, vomiting of blood, water accumulating in the body, bleeding problems etc
3. LIVER CANCER Liver transplantation is considered the most comprehensive treatment of liver cancer because it deals both with the disease in the liver and the cancer.
4. GENETIC DISEASES As liver plays a vital role in the body and is responsible for the production of more than 500 essential substances, liver transplantation is also considered if a person's liver cannot produce any of these essential products.
Liver Cancer is cancer that originates in the liver, also termed as hepatic cancer or primary hepatic cancer.