Living donor liver transplants

Watch the video to learn about living-donor liver transplant at UPMC first-hand and see how part of Annette’s liver made her mother whole again.

Traute was diagnosed with primary biliary cirrhosis (PBC), a disease that causes the bile ducts of the liver to become inflamed. This blocks the flow of bile, damages liver cells, and leads to scarring called cirrhosis. Progressive cirrhosis can lead to liver failure.

PBC commonly affects middle-aged women.

Symptoms can include:

  • Abdominal pain
  • Enlarged liver
  • Fatigue
  • Fatty deposits under the skin
  • Itching
  • Jaundice
  • Soft yellow spots on the eyelid

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