20-year survival expected for 4 out of 5 children with liver transplants -- MEDICA - World Forum for Medicine

20-year survival expected for 4 out of 5 children with liver transplants

Liver transplantation has become a common treatment of liver disease over the past 30 years; however long-term patient outcome data has been scarce. A new study shows that 20-year survival after childhood liver transplantation can be expected for almost 80 percent of patients.

04/18/2016

Photo: Young boy in a hospital bed

A new study looks at long-term outcome data from medical records of children who received liver transplants; ©panthermedia.net/ Wavebreakmedia Ltd