Korean J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr.  2007 Mar;10(1):1-10.

Current Status of Pediatric Liver Transplantation

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  • 1Department of Pediatrics, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Asan Medical Center, Seoul, Korea. kmkim@amc.seoul.kr

Abstract

Outcome of liver transplantation for children with end liver disease has been improved markedly during last two decades. Improvement of immunosuppressive agent and its strategy to use in children, development of innovative surgical technique, and better understanding of the course of liver transplantation attributed to better outcome of pediatric liver transplantation. Therefore this review article will focus on the problems which can occur during pre- and post-transplantation period, current strategy to use immunosuppressive agent for the better understanding of pediatrician who is not involved in transplantation but takes care of the children pre- and postoperatively.

Keyword

Liver transplantation; Children

MeSH Terms

Child
Humans
Liver Diseases
Liver Transplantation*
Liver*
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