J Korean Soc Transplant.  2019 Mar;33(1):1-5. 10.4285/jkstn.2019.33.1.1.

Pediatric liver transplantation in Korea: long-term outcomes and allocations

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

Abstract

Pediatric liver transplantation has evolved into an effective treatment for a variety of liver diseases in the pediatric population. Over the past 25 years, pediatric liver transplantation results in Korea have matched international standards, and Korea has become one of the most important leaders in living donor liver transplantation. This review presents the cumulative outcomes of pediatric liver transplants in Korea and highlights other concerns related to pediatric liver transplantation, particularly pediatric liver allocation policy and split liver transplantation.

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Pediatric; Liver transplantation; Allocation
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