Il trapianto epatico in età pediatrica: Stato dell'arte, in un centro Italiano

Translated title of the contribution: Liver transplantation in children: The experience of an Italian centre

G. Torre, M. Spada, S. Riva, M. L. Melzi, P. Stroppa, V. Ramaccioni, A. Casati, W. Petz, A. Bertani, D. Alberti, M. Colledan, A. Lucianetti, M. Guizzetti, G. Maldini, A. Sonzogni, B. Gridelli

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The Authors report their experience on liver transplantation in children at the Pediatric Liver Transplantation Program, O.spedali Riuniti of Bergamo. Over a five year period 156 transplantations have been performed in 141 children (15 children required retransplantation). Most interventions have been performed by the "split in situ" technique. The main indication (62% of all cases) was biliary tree atresia. The median age was 1,5 years. The average waiting time to surgery was less than one month. Vascular complications occurred in 14 cases; biliary complications in 25 cases. Since tacrolimus has been used for immunosuppression, the likelihood of acute rejection has been lowered to less than 20%. Free year-survival its over 85%.

Translated title of the contributionLiver transplantation in children: The experience of an Italian centre
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)302-306
Number of pages5
JournalMedico e Bambino
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - May 31 2002

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health


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