J Korean Assoc Pediatr Surg.  2013 Jun;19(1):14-21. 10.13029/jkaps.2013.19.1.14.

Pediatric Liver Transplantation

  • 1Division of Pediatric Surgery, Deptartment of Surgery, Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. sukkoo.lee@samsung.com


Pediatric liver transplantation has evolved into a definite and effective therapeutic modality for various liver diseases in the pediatric patient. During the last 25 years, liver transplant outcomes in Korea have reached international standards and Korea has become the leader in living-donor liver transplantation. This review will present the cumulative outcomes of pediatric liver transplantation performed in Korea and will focus on other issues of interest involving pediatric liver transplant recipients, especially in the field of immunosuppression and post-transplant lymphoproliferative disease.


Liver transplantation; Pediatric; Children; Indication; Immunosuppression; Post-transplant lymphoproliferative disease

MeSH Terms

Liver Diseases
Liver Transplantation


  • Fig. 1 Cases of pediatric liver transplantation in Korea6

  • Fig. 2 Survival of patients (A) and grafts (B) in pediatric liver transplantation6

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