Pediatric liver transplantation

Transplant Proc. 1987 Aug;19(4):3230-5.


Liver transplantation, which once was an experimental procedure of no practical interest, has become the preferred treatment for infants and children dying of almost all non-neoplastic end-stage liver diseases. Liver replacement is being provided by many well-trained teams on all of the continents, as is evident from the program today--the first international symposium on pediatric liver transplantation. I have been honored in giving the first paper in the process of introducing the remarkable work of a gifted younger generation of physicians and surgeons.

Publication types

  • Historical Article
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Cyclosporins / therapeutic use
  • History, 20th Century
  • Humans
  • Immunosuppression Therapy / history
  • Kidney Transplantation
  • Liver Transplantation*
  • Tissue and Organ Procurement / trends
  • Transplantation / history*
  • United States


  • Cyclosporins