The impact of hepatic portoenterostomy on liver transplantation for the treatment of biliary atresia: early failure adversely affects outcome.

@article{Alexopoulos2012TheIO,
  title={The impact of hepatic portoenterostomy on liver transplantation for the treatment of biliary atresia: early failure adversely affects outcome.},
  author={Sophoclis Alexopoulos and Melanie Merrill and Cindy Kin and Lea Matsuoka and Fred Dorey and Waldo L. Concepcion and Carlos Esquivel and Andrew C. Bonham},
  journal={Pediatric transplantation},
  year={2012},
  volume={16 4},
  pages={373-8}
}
The most common indication for pediatric LTx is biliary atresia with failed HPE, yet the effect of previous HPE on the outcome after LTx has not been well characterized. We retrospectively reviewed a single-center experience with 134 consecutive pediatric liver transplants for the treatment of biliary atresia from 1 May 1995 to 28 April 2008. Of 134… CONTINUE READING