Pediatric living-related and cadaveric liver transplantation: a single center experience

Transplant Proc. 1994 Feb;26(1):145-6.


Living-related liver transplantation is becoming more commonplace worldwide in the treatment of end-stage liver disease in the pediatric age group. Our LRD experience has resulted in patient and graft survival rates comparable to our cadaveric donor recipients. The incidence and severity of acute rejection episodes were similar. This differs from the clear immunologic advantage of living-related donation in kidney transplantation. It may, however, reflect the relatively small numbers in our LRD group. Overall, however, the technical complications are manageable with early intervention, yielding acceptable results.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Cadaver
  • Child
  • Female
  • Graft Rejection
  • Graft Survival
  • Hepatic Artery
  • Humans
  • Liver Transplantation / adverse effects
  • Liver Transplantation / methods*
  • Liver Transplantation / mortality
  • Male
  • Survival Rate
  • Texas / epidemiology
  • Thrombosis / etiology
  • Tissue Donors