When is liver transplantation considered for the treatment of cirrhosis?

Updated: Jul 30, 2018
  • Author: David C Wolf, MD, FACP, FACG, AGAF, FAASLD; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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Patients with massive ascites have 1-year survival rate of less than 50%. Liver transplantation should be considered as a potential means of salvaging the patient prior to the onset of intractable liver failure or hepatorenal syndrome.


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