In this study, we aimed to evaluate pediatric liver transplantation in terms of outcomes, complications, and long-term follow-up results.
Materials and methods
Between September 2001 and August 2015, 215 pediatric liver transplants were performed in our institution.
Posttransplant biliary complications were biliary leakage (16.2 %) and biliary stricture (14.8 %). Complication rates in hepatic artery and portal vein were 16.7 % and 4.6 %. Overall mortality rate was 17.8 %. The overall 5‑year survival rate was 82.3 % and 10-year survival rate was 78.9 %.
With improved care of younger children and the combined efforts of the parents and medical team, the number of the children receiving transplants with good outcomes will continue to increase.