Acta Scientific Gastrointestinal Disorders (ISSN: 2582-1091)

Review Article Volume 3 Issue 2

Understanding the Basic Concepts of Liver Transplantation

Chandan Kumar Kedarisetty1*, Senthil Kumar2, Vanarasi Y Bhargav1, Mu Karthikeyan1, Tamarai Selvan1, Babu Elangovan2, Jayanthi Venkataraman1

1Departments of Hepatology, Sri Ramachandra Institute of Higher Education and Research, Porur, Chennai, India
2Hepatobiliary Surgery and Liver Transplantation, Sri Ramachandra Institute of Higher Education and Research, Porur, Chennai, India

*Corresponding Author: Chandan Kumar Kedarisetty, Department of Hepatology, Sri Ramachandra Institute of Higher Education and Research, Porur, Chennai, India.

Received: January 04, 2020; Published: January 29, 2020



  Most of the patients referred to a specialized hepatology center suffer from decompensation of end-stage chronic liver disease or acute-on-chronic liver failure. A subset of patients with no pre-existing illness can present as acute liver failure. The only recommended treatment of choice is liver transplantation. Hence, it is important to understand the indications for liver transplantation, types of liver transplantation and a general overview of immunosuppression.

Keywords: Hepatology; Liver Transplantation; Liver Failure



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Citation: Chandan Kumar Kedarisetty., et al. “Understanding the Basic Concepts of Liver Transplantation”. Acta Scientific Gastrointestinal Disorders 3.2 (2020): 25-33.


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