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Liver transplantation is an established, effective and often lifesaving treatment for acute and chronic endstage liver disease. Over the last four decades major advances in diagnosis, preoperative patient assessment, donor organ preservation, immunosuppressive therapy, surgical, anaesthetic and intensive care techniques, and improved assessment and management of postoperative complications have resulted in increased patient and graft survival. Currently patients with chronic liver disease undergoing liver transplantation have a 1-year survival of 85–96%, and a 5-year survival of greater than 70% (Busuttil and Lake 2004).
KeywordsPortal Vein Hepatic Artery Inferior Vena Cava Hepatic Vein Portal Vein Thrombosis
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