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 StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerE. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal MedicineBrian D. O'Brien, MD - Internal MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerAnne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine
Current as ofAugust 14, 2016
Current as of: August 14, 2016
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Brian D. O'Brien, MD - Internal Medicine & Anne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine
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