J.L. MARTRA, PUBLIPHOTO DIFFUSION / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY J.L. MARTRA, PUBLIPHOTO DIFFUSION / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Liver transplant. Surgical team in an operating theatre prepare a young patient for a liver transplant. The patient is lying unconscious on the operating table. A respirator is connected to the patient's mouth and several drips, pulse, and blood pressure monitors are seen on the patient's arm. Nurses (at left) are connecting equipment to monitor the patient's breathing and heartbeat. Liver transplantation is a last resort in patients suffering severe liver disease and liver failure. Donor livers are obtained from patients who are brain dead. Part of transplant image sequence M575/035-047.
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