Herrero JI, Pardo F, Quiroga J, Rotellar F. Trasplante hepático. An Sist Sanit Navar 2006;29 Suppl 2:93-104
Liver transplantation is an efficient therapeutic
option for terminal hepatic diseases. The principal
indications of liver transplantation are hepatic cirrhosis,
hepatic tumours (mainly, hepotocellular carcinoma)
and acute liver failure. Over the years, the
absolute contraindications for a transplant have lessened.
Surgical techniques have also undergone
changes. The results of liver transplant have improved
so that survival one year after the transplant is close to
90% and after five years some 80% of transplanted
patients continue to live.