Anesthetic Management of Pediatric Liver and Kidney Transplantation

Publication date: Available online 10 July 2017
Source:Anesthesiology Clinics
Author(s): Nicholas R. Wasson, Jeremy D. Deer, Santhanam Suresh

Teaser

Pediatric patients with liver dysfunction and renal failure may exhibit many comorbidities. There are often associated congenital syndromes to be taken into account. Liver and renal transplantation offer a solution and substantial improvement in quality of life. Anesthetic management of pediatric liver and renal transplantation has not been well-described. There are key differences between adults and children undergoing these procedures, and acknowledgment of some key principles provide a solid foundation to optimize perioperative outcomes. This article provides an overview of the perioperative management and considerations in pediatric patients undergoing liver and renal transplantation.

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