In Pursuit of the “Ideal” Outcome After Pediatric Liver Transplantation

  • Vicky Lee Ng
  • John C. Bucuvalas
Reference work entry
Part of the Organ and Tissue Transplantation book series (OTT)


The best outcome for pediatric liver transplant recipients require effective interdisciplinary teams with diverse competencies who work in a coordinated fashion toward common goals including to (i) define the best possible outcome for pediatric LT recipients and (ii) identify and close gaps in current care processes requiring acquisition of strategies and application of new discoveries which would ultimately improve the care delivery system. Focused action plan items were developed for patient selection and peritransplant risk; cardiac, renal, and infectious disease evaluation; allocation, donor selection and organ procurement; graft rescue; and long-term graft maintenance and adherence.


Liver transplantation Children Comorbidities Long-term complications Immunosuppression 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition and SickKids Transplant and Regenerative Medicine CenterThe Hospital for Sick Children, University of TorontoTorontoCanada
  2. 2.Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and NutritionCincinnati Children’s HospitalCincinnatiUSA

Section editors and affiliations

  • Vicky Lee Ng
    • 1
  • John C. Bucuvalas
    • 2
  1. 1.Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and NutritionThe Hospital for Sick ChildrenTorontoCanada
  2. 2.Pediatric Liver Care CenterCincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical CenterCincinnatiUSA

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