When is liver transplantation indicated for treatment of acute liver failure (ALF)?

Updated: Jun 13, 2019
  • Author: Gagan K Sood, MD; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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Liver transplantation is the definitive treatment in liver failure, but a detailed discussion is beyond the scope of this article. For more information on liver transplantation, see the Medscape articles Liver Transplants and Pediatric Liver Transplantation. The American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD) has produced guidelines on the evaluation of adult and pediatric patients for liver transplantation, [45, 46, 47]  as well as the long-term management of these patients. [48, 49]  Preoperative management is emphasized in this section.


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