Liver is an azygos organ located in the abdominal cavity in the area of the right hypochondrium; it is the biggest gland in the human body, its weight is about 2.5% of the body weight of an adult, that is about 1,5 kg. Detoxication, synthesis of the most important protein substances of blood, glycogenesis, bilification is carried out in liver. Liver is involved in lymphogenesis, it also plays an essential role in metabolism
The most important functions of liver:
If liver stops orderly functioning, this leads to imbalance of functions of the whole organism:
Liver disorders are virulent because of the fact, that without the necessary treatment they become chronic and irreversible and lead to the ulterior functional abnormality. In spite of all the achievements of modern medicine some liver disorders from time to time won’t respond to treatment. Sometimes in event of severe liver pathologies the only treatment option is a liver transplantation.
Different diseases and pathologies may serve as indications for liver transplantation:
A donor should comply with a number of requirements:
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Currently, a part of an organ, taken from a healthy and living relative of the patient, is being increasingly used. Before the liver transplantation operation, the recipient and the donor undergo an extensive examination that includes as follows:
In case of identification of any specific health problems, some additional examination methods may be assigned.
Liver transplantation from a living donor, especially from a relevant, is considered to be the most preferred version.
The liver transplantation operation is very complicated. First of all, the surgeon excises the affected organ together with the fragment of vena cava, blocks the blood vessels that nourish liver. After that, instead of the excised liver there shall be transplanted a part of a donor liver (in case of liver transplantation from a living donor). The surgeon reconnects the blood vessels in order to recover the organ’s blood supply. At the final stage the surgeon recovers the biliary ducts. The gall bladder won’t be transplanted into the patient’s body. A special device is used to remove blood and liquid from liver. Drainage tubes are inserted into the abdominal cavity and are left there sometimes for several days. A tube is inserted into the biliary duct of the patient in order to remove the gall. Very important for the doctors are both the volume of the effused gall and its color. It can be yellow or green. Sometimes the tube is left in the already endured organ for several months.
The whole operation lasts for circa 8 to 12 hours and involves a whole team of specialty doctors.
After liver transplantation, the patient usually stays for circa 2 to 5 days in the intensive care unit, and averagely in 15 to 20 days, under favorable postoperative period progress, is discharged from the in-patient department. Beginning with the post-transplantation day, the patient starts taking specific drugs – immunosuppressors – lifelong, in order to prevent a donor organ rejection. Every two weeks the patients visit the transplantation center to deliver medical tests and to carry out an abdominal ultrasonography.
The transplantation issues in Turkey are settled in terms of legislation. The international patients in Turkey are allowed to transplant liver from living relative donor.
You may get recommendations and treatment plan from the medical specialists of the top clinics of Turkey, as well as an alternative opinion regarding the provided or only assigned treatment from the medical specialists of the top clinics.
The advantages of treatment in Turkey are: top-class medical treatment and reasonable prices.
The clinics of Turkey work in accordance with global standards using the best practices of collegues from Europe and USA as well as their own unique experience. Turkey is among the countries that are top requested for treatment.
The citizens of a series of countries are attracted by reasonable prices and a high treatment level in Turkey.
In turkish clinics a psychological comfort and a real kindness of all the medical personnel is guaranteed to the patients.
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