Liver transplantation in children

Nishant Wadhwa, Anupam Sibal*, Subash Gupta

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Liver transplantation is now an established mode of therapy in children with fulminant hepatic failure and end stage liver disease due to various causes. The indications have evolved over the last few years to include various metabolic disorders. A thorough pre transplant evaluation followed by pre-emptive identification and management of anticipated complications is essential for the success of a liver transplant. Low socio economic and education levels and insufficient social assistance have a considerable impact on the practicality of a transplant taking place in India. The liver transplant programme in India has come a long way over the past 10 years with patient survival rates comparable to the best centers in the world. The improvements in surgical and medical expertise have contributed in a big way to this achievement.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)33-35
Number of pages3
JournalJournal International Medical Sciences Academy
Volume22
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2009
Externally publishedYes

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