Saudi Journal of Gastroenterology
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Year : 1997  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 65-69

Pediatric liver transplantation


Department of Surgery, Transplant Division, University of Virginia Health Sciences Center, Virginia, USA

Correspondence Address:
Michael B Ishitani
Assistant Professor of Surgery, Transplant Division, University of Virginia Health Sciences Center, P.O. Box 1005, Charlottesville, Virginia 22908
USA
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PMID: 19864795

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Pediatric liver transplantation has become a widely accepted therapy for children with end-stage liver disease. The objectives of this article are to review the development of liver transplantation in children, provide an overview of indications and complications, examine some of the exciting technical advances made over the last decade that have improved donor organ availability for children, look at some of the technical problems that still need to be solved, discuss current outcomes and outline new directions of research.


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