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Pediatric Liver Transplantation

  • Kyle A. SoltysEmail author
  • Hasan Yersiz
  • John Renz
  • George Mazariegos
Chapter

Abstract

Thirty years after liver transplantation (LT) was first successfully performed in a young child, it remains the treatment of choice for children with end-stage liver disease, malignancy, and liver-based metabolic diseases. After initial technical challenges were overcome, survival became limited by rejection, infectious complications, and other complications of immunosuppression. Long-term patient and graft survival dramatically improved after the introduction of cyclosporine in 1980 and tacrolimus in 1989.

Keywords

Pediatric surgery Liver disease Children Orthotopic liver transplantation EHPVO Meso-Rex bypass Split liver transplant Living donor liver transplant Operative techniques 

Supplementary material

Left Lobe Living Donor Freise (Humar) (MP4 392 mb)

Liver Intestine transplant pediatric recipient (MOV 3.10 gb)

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© Springer-Verlag London 2015

Authors and Affiliations

  • Kyle A. Soltys
    • 1
    Email author
  • Hasan Yersiz
    • 2
  • John Renz
    • 3
  • George Mazariegos
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Surgery, Hillman Center for Pediatric TransplantationChildren’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMCPittsburghUSA
  2. 2.Department of SurgeryUniversity of California–Los Angeles Liver and Pancreas TransplantLos AngelesUSA
  3. 3.Section of Transplantation, Department of SurgeryUniversity of ChicagoChicagoUSA

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