Contraindication of liver transplantation

Q) Which is an absolute contraindication for liver transplantation

a) Previous breast cancer

b) Portal vein thrombosis

c) Active tuberculosis

d) Active substance abuse

Answer

d

Previous history of breast cancer if completely treated is not an contraindication of liver transplant. Portal vein thrombosis was earlier considered a relative contraindication but almost all series have shown similar results in patients with PVT than patients without PVT.

Active tuberculosis can be managed after transplant but any kind of active substance abuse alcohl. drugs etc are absolute contraindications for liver transplant.