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BACKGROUND Neonates and small infants represent less than 5% of paediatric candidates for liver replacement. Most cases present under urgent conditions and receive grafts from large donors. Surgical techniques must be adapted for adequate graft preparation, vascular reconstruction, and abdominal closure. METHODS Technical aspects and outcome of 15 liver(More)
UNLABELLED MESENTERICO-LEFT INTRAHEPATIC PORTAL VEIN SHUNT: Original technique to treat symptomatic extrahepatic portal hypertension. OBJECTIVE Revascularization of the intrahepatic portal system as decompressive surgery for chronic extrahepatic portal hypertension. SUMMARY BACKGROUND DATA In patients with extrahepatic portal hypertension (portal trunk(More)
Portal hypertension leads to a wide variety of complications, which lead to significant morbidity and mortality and are some of the leading reasons for liver transplantation in children with chronic liver disease. Evidence-based approaches to the management of adults with portal hypertension exist and have been comprehensively reviewed in a series of(More)
UNLABELLED Controversy remains about the best line of division for liver splitting, through Segment IV or through the umbilical fissure. Both techniques are currently used, with the choice varying between surgical teams in the absence of an evidence-based choice. We conducted a single-center retrospective analysis of 47 left split liver grafts that were(More)
BACKGROUND Mortality after liver transplantation depends on heterogeneous recipient and donor factors. Our aim was to assess risk of death and to develop models to help predict mortality after liver transplantation. METHODS We analysed data from 34,664 first adult liver transplants from the European Liver Transplant Registry to identify factors associated(More)
Biliary atresia is the most frequent cause of chronic cholestasis in infants. When left untreated, this condition leads to death from liver insufficiency within the first 2 yr of life. The modern therapeutic approach consists of a sequential strategy with Kasai portoenterostomy as a first step and, in case of failure, liver transplantation. After(More)
Between 1984 and 1996, the authors performed 499 liver transplants in 416 children less than 15 years old. The overall patient survival at 10 years was 76.5%. It was 71.3% for the 209 children grafted in 1984-1990; 78.5% for biliary atresia (n = 286), 87.3% for metabolic diseases (n = 59), and 72.7% for acute liver failure (n = 22). The 5-year survival was(More)
BACKGROUND Posttransplant lymphoproliferative disease (PTLD) is a life-threatening condition the incidence of which in pediatric solid organ transplantation may be related to the immunosuppressive load. It has been suggested that tacrolimus, a new and potent immunosuppressor, causes an increased incidence of this syndrome. METHODS The incidence, early(More)