Paediatric Hepatobiliary

Selection and work-up for liver transplantation

Michele Zuckerman, Jerome Loveland

Abstract


The evaluation of the liver transplantation candidate is intended to confirm the indication for transplantation, determine the severity of disease, exclude contra-indications, optimise pre-transplantation care and candidate condition, and educate the patient and family on post-procedure expectations. This article is intended as a guide for the appropriate selection and work-up of patients for liver transplantation.

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Michele Zuckerman, Department of Paediatric Surgery, Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital; Transplant Division, Wits Donald Gordon Medical Centre; University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg

Jerome Loveland, Department of Paediatric Surgery, Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital; Transplant Division, Wits Donald Gordon Medical Centre; University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg

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South African Medical Journal 2012;102(11):876-878. DOI:10.7196/SAMJ.6146

Article History

Date submitted: 2012-07-18
Date published: 2012-09-10

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