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J Korean Soc Transplant. 2011 Sep;25(3):151-154. Korean.
Published online September 30, 2011.  https://doi.org/10.4285/jkstn.2011.25.3.151
Copyright © 2011 The Korean Society for Transplantation
Indication of Pediatric Liver Transplantation
Mi Jin Kim, M.D. and Yon Ho Choe, Ph.D.
Department of Pediatrics, Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.

Corresponding author (Email: i101016@skku.edu )
Received July 14, 2011; Accepted July 21, 2011.

Abstract

Pediatric liver transplantation is a well-established and successful strategy. Survival after liver transplantation has improved significantly over the last decade with pediatric recipients. Biliary atresia is the most common indication of pediatric liver transplantation and needs adequate selection of patients and timing of transplantation in order to achieve best results. In fulminant hepatic failure, laboratory data and neurological signs help decide the need for transplantation and determine the prognosis. A judicious communication between physicians and parents is important for deciding appropriate time of liver transplantation.

Keywords: Liver transplantation; Children; Indication

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Indications for liver transplantation at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh from 1981 to 1998
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Underlying causes of 144 liver transplantation at Samsung Medical Center from 1996 to 2010
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Table 3
Indications for liver transplantation at Asan Medical Center from 1994 to 2006
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Table 4
The study of Fulminant hepatic failure at Samsung Medical Center from 1996 to 2010
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