What complications can result from a liver transplant?

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Complications from liver transplant including bleeding requiring a blood transfusion or re-operation, bile leaks or strictures, infections, rejection and hernias. The most serious complication is when the new transplanted liver does not work and the patient requires immediate re-transplantation. Overall, more than half of patients undergoing liver transplantation will have some complication but most people will recover well. Thus the overall 1 year survival after transplantation approaches 90%.

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