Effects of recipient size and allograft type on pediatric liver transplantation for biliary atresia.

@article{Alexopoulos2017EffectsOR,
  title={Effects of recipient size and allograft type on pediatric liver transplantation for biliary atresia.},
  author={Sophoclis Alexopoulos and Victor Nekrasov and Shu Yong Cao and Susan Groshen and Navpreet Kaur and Yuri S. Genyk and Lea K. Matsuoka},
  journal={Liver transplantation : official publication of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases and the International Liver Transplantation Society},
  year={2017},
  volume={23 2},
  pages={
          221-233
        }
}
The majority of pediatric patients with end-stage liver disease receive a transplant with a whole liver (WL) allograft. However, smaller recipients with biliary atresia (BA) may have improved outcomes with deceased donor partial liver (DDPL) or living donor allografts. This study compares the national outcomes for liver transplantation in BA, with attention to the interaction between liver allograft type and recipient size. From January 2, 2002 to December 30, 2014, 2123 pediatric patients… CONTINUE READING
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