Anaesthesia for paediatric liver transplantation

Nicholas Wasson, Babette Horn

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The first paediatric liver transplant was performed in 1963 by Thomas E. Starzl in Denver, Colorado, on a baby with biliary atresia [1]. With the development of cyclosporine and other immunosuppressive agents [2] since that time, as well as the development of new surgical techniques, there are now more than 140 transplant centres in the United States alone. Several hundred transplants are now performed each year both in the United States and abroad, all with significantly reduced morbidity and mortality [3].

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSurgery of the Liver, Bile Ducts and Pancreas in Children, Third Edition
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781444181210
ISBN (Print)9781444181203
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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