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Liver Transplantation Is Effective in Alcoholic Liver Disease

April 13, 2010

Alcoholic liver cirrhosis is a leading indication for orthotopic liver transplantation. Data published in the Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology suggest that the long-term outcome of orthotopic liver transplantation for alcoholic liver cirrhosis is comparable to that for hepatitis C virus, even if graft survival is significantly better among alcoholic liver cirrhosis. These data support alcoholic liver cirrhosis as an excellent indication for orthotopic liver transplantation. 

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