Liver Transplantation in Neonates

Thursday, December 31, 2009

Dr. George Mazariegos, Chief of Pediatric Transplantation and Liver Transplant Surgeon at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, and Professor of Surgery and Critical Care Medicine at University of Pittsburgh, discusses the challenges and current outcomes of neonatal liver transplantation. He reviews the diseases commonly leading to liver failure in the neonatal period and the unique considerations and challenges while awaiting organ availability. He also discusses the current medical and surgical outcomes after liver transplantation in neonates in 2010 including the outcomes with neonatal and infant donors, and other novel treatment alternatives in this challenging patient population.

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