The Child Who Needs a Liver Transplant

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Abstract

Liver transplantation (LT) is standard care for children with end-stage, irreversible liver disease. Multidisciplinary medical management and improvements in surgical techniques have led to improved survival. The common indications for pediatric liver transplantation are cholestatic diseases, especially biliary atresia (43%), metabolic diseases (13%), acute liver failure (11%) and hepatic tumours (Table 11.1).

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.The Liver UnitBirmingham Women’s and Children’s HospitalBirminghamUK

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