What are the risks of living donor liver transplantation (LDLT) 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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Furthermore, not every potential recipient is sufficiently stable to undergo safe and effective LDLT. Indeed, the recipient's risk of posttransplant mortality increases when his or her MELD score is greater than 25. In the author's opinion, LDLT should not be performed in such recipients.


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