Why it is needed?
Transplantation of liver is advised for patients who has last/ end stage of liver disease, but otherwise fit, fulfilling criteria for liver transplantation. Conditions in which liver transplantation is prescribed includes:
- Liver Cirrhosis – caused due to chronic alcoholism or for some unknown reason
- Chronic liver disease(Hepatitis) which leads to irreversible scarring of the liver and billiary system
- Acute liver failure
- Cryptogenic liver disease
- Biliary atresia –incomplete development of bile duct, is common reason for transplantation in children