Complications in Patients with Alcohol-Associated Liver Disease Who Undergo Liver Transplantation

Paul J. Gaglio, Paul J. Gaglio

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Cirrhosis caused by alcohol-associated liver disease is a common indication for liver transplantation worldwide. Patients with alcohol-associated liver disease who undergo liver transplantation face multiple challenging comorbid medical issues that enhance the potential for perioperative and postoperative complications. Awareness of these issues and appropriate therapeutic intervention may minimize the negative effect of these complications on posttransplantation survival. This article reviews important posttransplantation problems in patients transplanted for alcohol-associated liver disease.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)865-875
Number of pages11
JournalClinics in Liver Disease
Issue number4
StatePublished - Nov 2012


  • Alcoholic hepatitis
  • Alcoholism
  • Liver failure
  • Liver transplantation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hepatology


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