Paediatric Liver Transplantation: Perioperative Management

  • Anil Dhawan
  • Naresh Shanmugam


  • Patient to be admitted a day prior to liver transplant (living donor) or once the alert for possible cadaver organ availability.

  • Routine nursing observations and doctors’ clerking.

  • Inform blood bank and reserve necessary blood products and liaise with anaesthetist.

  • Venous gas, FBC, PT, INR and U+E and CXR taken.

  • Formal consent for surgery is taken.

  • Transplant theatres should inform PICU approximately half an hour before the child is duly back.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Anil Dhawan
    • 1
  • Naresh Shanmugam
    • 2
  1. 1.Paediatric Liver GI and Nutrition Center and Mowat LaboratoryKing’s College HospitalLondonUK
  2. 2.Department of Paediatric Liver, GI and NutritionInstitute of Advanced Paediatrics, Dr. Rela Institute and Medical CentreChennaiIndia

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