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SAMJ: South African Medical Journal

On-line version ISSN 2078-5135
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Abstract

BOTHA, J F. Paediatric living donor liver transplantation. SAMJ, S. Afr. med. j. [online]. 2012, vol.102, n.11, pp.879-880. ISSN 2078-5135.

Paediatric liver transplantation is a highly effective therapy for children with end-stage liver disease; 1-year survival rates currently exceed 90% and long-term survivors enjoy an almost-normal quality of life. Key to the success of paediatric liver transplantation has been the technical refinement to provide children with suitably sized grafts. Adult-to-paediatric living donor liver transplantation highlights this success and has been instrumental in decreasing waiting list mortality to less than 5%.

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