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Dr. K R Vasudevan

Director, Department of Liver Transplant

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Additional Director, Department of Liver Transplant

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Liver Transplant

The liver has the amazing capability of regenerating itself. However, this is only possible for livers that are healthy. In any case you need a transplant, reasons are that you have an ailing liver and in such a case regeneration is not possible.

• When the kidney fails due to liver diseases.
• When the kidney of the patient develops a cancer.
• When the patient loses consciousness due to the kidney infections.
• When you start getting recurrent bouts of abdominal infection, either peritonitis or cholangitis.
• When the accumulation of fluids in the kidney cannot be cleared through the use of water tablets.

For a live donor, a family member between the ages of 18 to 55 and is a family member serves as the best donor of part of their liver for transplant. Brain dead patients can also be donors as long as their family members sign the consent for an organ donation. Also, if the patient is registered with NOTTO, cadaveric transplant can be performed.

The risk of this procedure cuts across both the donor and the recipient of the liver. The risk of death is usually 1 in 500.

Liver transplantation has shown remarkable success rates over the years. Currently the success rate stands at 95% with a long-term survival rate of the patients after the operation being over the 80% mark. However, the complications that may occur post operation are:

• A recurrence of the original liver disease that ailed the patient
• Complication of immunosuppressive medication that is necessary for preventing rejection of the new liver

Life after liver transplant has shown great outcomes over the years with recipients living normal lives over thirty years after the operation. However, the survival rates slightly differ depending on a number of factors such as the donor of the organ and the recipient’s compliance with the immunosuppression medical regimen to ensure there is no organ failure.

and Symptoms

Liver failure is a condition that slowly develops over a period of years, however, the same cannot be said for acute liver failure. Here, the liver’s ability to function normally is rapidly lost in a matter of days leading to its failure.

Alcoholic liver disease is caused by the degeneration of the liver and the loss of its functions due to alcohol abuse. Alcohol, which is the most abused agent in the world, when consumed excessively has adverse effects on the liver. The early symptoms of the disease include loss of energy, poor appetite and weight loss, nausea and much more.

The liver is made up various cell types, therefore, several types of tumors can develop in the organ. These can be benign (non-cancerous) and malignant (cancerous) tumors.

Hepatitis A comes about as a result of a virus that infects liver cells causing inflammation which in effect affects the functioning of the liver. The infection is transmitted through direct contact with an infected person or by ingesting contaminated food or water. An improved sanitation as well as the use of the Hepatitis A vaccine are the best and most effective ways to combat the disease.

Hepatitis B is a viral infection that affects the liver. This is the most common liver infection and it can be characterized into two i.e. acute and chronic hepatitis B.In adults, acute Hepatitis B clears off after a short time while sometimes the infection may persist and this is known as chronic hepatitis B.

The Hepatitis B virus is spread through direct contact with the blood or body fluids of an infected person i.e. through sexual intercourse, getting tattoos or piercings with tools that were not sterilized, and much more. Some of the symptoms of this infection include fatigue, mild fever, headache, as well as other symptoms.

Unless the infection is diagnosed early enough and the right management practices followed, the Hepatitis B virus can lead to cirrhosis, liver failure, as well as liver cancer.

Hepatitis C is another viral disease that affects the liver and may sometimes lead to serious liver damage. The virus can only spread through infected blood coming into contact with uninfected blood. The infection can be a silent treatment for a long-term period and this is known as chronic hepatitis C, however, the symptoms of the virus such as easy bleeding and bruising can be seen when the damages on the liver become extreme.

Cirrhosis occurs when healthy and live tissue in the liver is replaced by scar tissues that inhibit the normal functioning of the liver. The disease builds up over time increasing in its severity. The disease is caused by hepatitis and other viruses, alcohol abuse, the use of certain medicines, and much more. The symptoms that are associated with this disease include gallstones, building up of fluids in the belly, vomiting of blood and much more.



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