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 language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||9|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1990|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health