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Wednesday, September 12, 2012

'Excellent' Survival Seen for Liver Transplant From Live Donor

Nearly three-quarters in Japanese study were alive after 10 years


TUESDAY, Sept. 11 (HealthDay News) -- The 10-year survival rate for patients with acute liver failure who had a living donor liver transplant was 73 percent, a study of patients in Japan reveals.

The "excellent" survival rate suggests that the type of liver disease or treatment plan does not affect long-term patient survival after living donor liver transplant, the researchers said.

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