Anesthetic Management of Pediatric Liver and Kidney Transplantation

Nicholas Ryan Wasson*, Jeremy D Deer, Santhanam Suresh

*Corresponding author for this work

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Pediatric patients with liver dysfunction and renal failure may exhibit many comorbidities. There are often associated congenital syndromes to be taken into account. Liver and renal transplantation offer a solution and substantial improvement in quality of life. Anesthetic management of pediatric liver and renal transplantation has not been well described. There are key differences between adults and children undergoing these procedures, and acknowledgment of some key principles provide a solid foundation to optimize perioperative outcomes. This article provides an overview of the perioperative management and considerations in pediatric patients undergoing liver and renal transplantation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)421-438
Number of pages18
JournalAnesthesiology Clinics
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 1 2017


  • Anesthesia
  • End-stage liver disease
  • End-stage renal disease
  • Kidney
  • Liver
  • Pediatric liver transplantation
  • Pediatric renal transplantation
  • Pediatric transplantation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine


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