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Journal of Indian Association of Pediatric Surgeons
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Year : 1999  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 172-177

Pediatric Liver transplantation :The Hong Kong Experience.


Department of Surgery, University of Hong Kong Medical Center Queen Mary Hospital, Hong Kong

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H Saing
Department of Surgery, University of Hong Kong Medical Center Queen Mary Hospital, Hong Kong

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ABSTRACT: Sixteen children underwent 17 orthotopic liver transplantations between September 1993 to November 1998. Living-related liver transplant (n=12) outnumbered reduced-size liver transplant (n=5). The age ranged from 7 months to 11 years (mean 11 months) and their body weight ranged from 6 to 25kg (mean 6.5 Kg). United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) status was as follows: 2 patients belonged to status 2,4 to status 3 and none to status 4. Despite a range of early and late complications which required surgical intervention, the overall results were good. At follow-up ranging from 11 to 72 months, patient survival was 94 percent (15/16) and graft survival was also 94 percent (16/17). All donors are well and were pursuing all pretransplant activities. Pediatric liver transplantation is extremely taxing, but with complete dedication and good cooperation between all involved specialities, a favourable outcome can be expected.






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