Indications of liver transplantation in patients with complications of cirrhosis.

@article{Francoz2007IndicationsOL,
  title={Indications of liver transplantation in patients with complications of cirrhosis.},
  author={Claire Francoz and Jacques Belghiti and François Durand},
  journal={Best practice & research. Clinical gastroenterology},
  year={2007},
  volume={21 1},
  pages={175-90}
}
Transplantation is the only option for reversing liver insufficiency and its complications in patients with end-stage cirrhosis. Transplantation is generally considered after the first episode of decompensation of cirrhosis, provided no specific intervention can result in a longstanding return to the compensated state. Alcohol abuse and hepatitis C virus infection are the predominant causes leading to transplantation in Western countries. In cases of alcoholic cirrhosis, a 6-month period of… CONTINUE READING

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