For a living-donor liver transplant, a healthy person donates a portion of his or her liver to the transplant recipient. The recipient's liver is removed and replaced with this part of the donor's liver. The recipient's and donor's surgeries are carried out at the same time in different operating rooms.
Both the portion of the liver remaining in the donor and the portion donated will grow back to normal size.
ByHealthwise Staff Primary Medical ReviewerE. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine Specialist Medical ReviewerAnne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine
Current as ofNovember 14, 2014
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November 14, 2014
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