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Living-Donor Liver Transplant


Picture of living-donor liver transplant

For a living-donor liver transplant, a healthy person donates a portion of his or her liver to the transplant recipient. The recipient's liver is removed and replaced with this part of the donor's liver. The recipient's and donor's surgeries are carried out at the same time in different operating rooms.

Both the portion of the liver remaining in the donor and the portion donated will grow back to normal size.

ByHealthwise Staff
Primary Medical ReviewerE. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Specialist Medical ReviewerAnne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine
Last RevisedJanuary 3, 2012

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