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TYPES OF PEDIATRIC LIVER TRANSPLANT

  • Deceased donor / cadaveric donor whole liver transplant — Surgeons replace a diseased liver with a whole, healthy liver from a recently deceased donor. This is the most common type of liver transplant.

  • Split-liver transplant — Surgeons divide the liver from a deceased donor into two sections for transplantation. This can be used to provide new livers to two people.

  • Living donor liver transplant — Surgeons remove the entire diseased liver and replace it with a portion of a living donor's healthy liver. In both donor and recipient, the livers regrow to the right size for their bodies in a matter of weeks.

  • Domino liver transplant —In this situation, the liver from a transplant recipient with a condition called familial amyloidosis is placed into a second person with liver disease who is awaiting transplantation. Typically, these livers are used for patients over age 60 who, because of their specific circumstances, would benefit from a timely transplant.

  • Auxiliary liver transplant – A complete surgery where donor liver is put along the native liver (without removing it). In a few years time when native liver regenerates immunosuppressant’s could be stopped and transplanted liver atropies.

 

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