Is the patient a candidate for liver transplantation?

Clin Liver Dis. 2012 May;16(2):435-48. doi: 10.1016/j.cld.2012.03.014.


Identifying whether someone is a good candidate for liver transplantation is a complex process that requires a team approach. There are several medical and psychosocial considerations involved, each of which is thoroughly explored during the evaluation process. Both the indications and contraindications to transplantation can change over time, reflecting advances in understanding of, and ability to treat, certain disease processes. Ultimately, the goal of liver transplantation remains to provide a survival benefit to those with acute or chronic liver diseases.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Chronic Disease
  • Contraindications
  • End Stage Liver Disease / surgery
  • Humans
  • Liver Diseases / surgery*
  • Liver Transplantation*
  • Patient Selection*
  • Severity of Illness Index