Improved outcomes of combined liver and kidney transplants in small children (<15 kg).

@article{Perera2009ImprovedOO,
  title={Improved outcomes of combined liver and kidney transplants in small children (<15 kg).},
  author={M Thamara P R Perera and Michael A Silva and Khalid Sharif and Patrick J Mckiernan and Deirdre Anne Kelly and C Kent Lloyd and David V. Milford and David A. Mayer and Darius Feroze Mirza},
  journal={Transplantation},
  year={2009},
  volume={88 5},
  pages={711-5}
}
BACKGROUND Combined liver and kidney transplantation (CLKT) is a surgical challenge in small children because of technical aspects, lack of pediatric donors, and restrictions related to the size of the abdominal cavity. We report outcomes after CLKT in this challenging group of smaller children. METHOD A review of prospective data on all children undergoing CLKT at the Birmingham Children's Hospital between 1994 and 2008 was performed. An analysis of perioperative data, complications, and… CONTINUE READING