Postoperative care in liver transplantation Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Liver Transplantation
  • Postoperative Care
  • Postoperative Complications

abstract

  • Liver transplantation is assuming an increasingly important role in present-day hepatology; it is the preferred treatment in many cases of acute or chronic liver disease. The results have shown constant improvement thanks to the introduction of standardized techniques for removal and implantation of the liver, improved immunosuppression and postoperative care. Good long-term results--a five-year survival rate in up to 70% of the cases--can only be achieved by strict self-discipline on the part of the patient and careful postoperative follow-up, with close collaboration between the general practitioner, the hepatologist and the transplant surgeon.

publication date

  • January 1989

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • ger

PubMed ID

  • 2799734

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 484

end page

  • 7, 490-1

volume

  • 46

number

  • 7