Alcoholic cirrhosis is a good indication for liver transplantation, even for cases of recidivism.

@article{Pageaux1999AlcoholicCI,
  title={Alcoholic cirrhosis is a good indication for liver transplantation, even for cases of recidivism.},
  author={G-P Pageaux and J L Michel and Valentine Coste and Pascal Perney and Pascal Possoz and P F Perrigault and Françis Navarro and Jean Michel Fabre and Jacques Domergue and Pierre Blanc and Dominique Larrey},
  journal={Gut},
  year={1999},
  volume={45 3},
  pages={421-6}
}
BACKGROUND/AIMS Alcoholic cirrhosis remains a controversial indication for liver transplantation, mainly because of ethical considerations related to the shortage of donor livers. The aim of this study was to review experience to date, focusing on survival rates and complications, and the effect of alcohol relapse on outcome and alterations in marital and socioprofessional status. METHODS The results for 53 patients transplanted for alcoholic cirrhosis between 1989 and 1994 were compared with… CONTINUE READING