Liver Transplantation in Children

Yen H. Pham, Tamir Miloh

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Abstract

Liver transplantation (LT) for children has excellent short- and long-term patient and graft survival. LT is a lifesaving procedure in children with acute or chronic liver disease, hepatic tumors, and a few genetic metabolic diseases in which it can significantly improve quality of life. In this article, the authors discuss the unique aspects of pediatric LT, including the indications, patient selection and evaluation, allocation, transplant surgery and organ selection, posttransplant care, prognosis, adherence, and transition of care.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)807-821
Number of pages15
JournalClinics in liver disease
Volume22
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2018
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Immunosuppression
  • Liver failure
  • Living donor
  • Pediatric liver transplant
  • Split liver

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hepatology

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