The first paediatric liver transplant was performed in 1963 by Thomas E. Starzl in Denver, Colorado, on a baby with biliary atresia . With the development of cyclosporine and other immunosuppressive agents  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 .
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Surgery of the Liver, Bile Ducts and Pancreas in Children, Third Edition|
|Number of pages||6|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2017|
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