Liver transplant

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Liver transplant

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Surgery in which a donor provides a new liver or partial liver to replace a diseased liver in another. A complicated procedure, a liver transplant requires both the vessels and biliary tract to be reacttached to a new liver. This is not usually recommended, as tumors will re-grow in the new liver. There has been some success with small hepatocellular tumors, epitheloid hemangioendothioloma, and neuroendocrine carcinoma.

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