Why would I not be eligible for a liver transplant at BSLMC?

  • Significant or advanced cardiac, pulmonary, nervous system or other systemic diseases, except where dual organ transplants are being considered (i.e. liver/lung, liver/kidney, liver/heart)
  • Systemic infection
  • Hepatocellular carincoma with extrahepatic (outside the liver) spread or vascular involvement
  • Presence of malignancies outside the liver with the exception of special cases such as neuroendocrine tumors
  • Acute severe hemodynamic compromise at the time of transplantation if accompanied by compromise or failure of one or more vital organs. Severe compromise is defined by the requirement of inotropic agents to maintain systolic blood pressure >90 mm Hg or pulmonary hypertension with a mean of >33 mm Hg
  • Active alcohol or drug abuse
  • History of behavior pattern or psychiatric illness considered likely to interfere significantly with compliance
  • Lack of sufficient social support to allow 24 hour care
  • Portal vein thrombosis
  • Patients with uncontrolled severe comorbid medical conditions
  • Obesity (BMI >40), which may result in technical or medical complications in the peri-operative and post operative periods