Pediatric Recipient Considerations
Timely patient referral to an experienced pediatric liver transplant program should occur before the development of any contraindication or life-threatening complications. Selection of the potential pediatric candidate for liver transplant via a multidisciplinary evaluation process is key in achieving an ideal outcome for each and every patient. Unrecognized reversible medical conditions, alternative medical or surgical therapies and contraindications for liver transplant, will be identified. This chapter focuses on the evaluation of the patient for liver transplantation and provides an overview of the indications and contraindications for pediatric liver transplantation.
KeywordsLiver transplantation Indications Contraindications Evaluation Referral, timing Children Biliary atresia
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