n South African Medical Journal - Paediatric living donor liver transplantation : paediatric hepatobiliary - forum : review
|Article Title||Paediatric living donor liver transplantation : paediatric hepatobiliary - forum : review|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||South African Medical Journal|
|Affiliations||1 University of the Witwatersrand|
|Publication Date||Nov 2012|
|Pages||879 - 880|
Paediatric liver transplantation is a highly effective therapy for children with end-stage liver disease; 1-year survival rates currently exceed 90% and long-term survivors enjoy an almost-normal quality of life. Key to the success of paediatric liver transplantation has been the technical refinement to provide children with suitably sized grafts. Adult-to-paediatric living donor liver transplantation highlights this success and has been instrumental in decreasing waiting list mortality to less than 5%.
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