Update on pediatric liver transplantation in the treatment of end-stage liver disease

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Abstract

Orthotopic liver transplantation is widely performed in the United States on children suffering from chronic liver disease such as biliary atresia. The evaluation and care of these patients require referral to tertiary care centers, such as the University of Chicago. A large percentage of patients requiring liver transplants are infants for whom the supply of organ donors is limited. The University of Chicago is now employing several innovative techniques to help increase the donor pool. These techniques include using ''reduced-sized'' grafts, ''split-liver'' grafts and living related donor organs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)9-17
Number of pages9
JournalInternational Pediatrics
Volume5
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 1990

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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