A liver transplant is an operation in which a patient's diseased liver is replaced with a whole or partial healthy liver from a living or deceased donor. Liver transplant is a treatment option considered by those who have liver failure and whose condition can't be controlled with other with treatments. The following conditions may result in a chronic liver failure as a result of which the patient has to consider the option of the liver transplant:
- Chronic hepatitis with cirrhosis.
- Primary biliary cholangitis
- Biliary atresia
- Sclerosing cholangitis
The decision a patient is qualified for liver transplant is made by specialists such as liver specialists and surgeons.