Chapter 23. Recipient Characteristics

  1. Richard N. Fine MD Dean Distinguished Professor of Pediatrics2,
  2. Steven A. Webber MBChB, MRCP Professor of Pediatrics3,
  3. Kim M. Olthoff MD, FACS Associate Professor of Surgery Director4,
  4. Deirdre A. Kelly MD, FRCPI, FRCP, FRCPCH Professor of Paediatric Hepatology5 and
  5. William E. Harmon MD Professor of Pediatrics6
  1. Udeme D. Ekong MBBS, MRCP Assistant Professor of Pediatrics,
  2. Estella M. Alonso MD Professor of Pediatrics and
  3. Peter F. Whitington MD Professor of Pediatrics

Published Online: 5 MAY 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444312720.ch23

Pediatric Solid Organ Transplantation, Second Edition

Pediatric Solid Organ Transplantation, Second Edition

How to Cite

Ekong, U. D., Alonso, E. M. and Whitington, P. F. (2007) Recipient Characteristics, in Pediatric Solid Organ Transplantation, Second Edition (eds R. N. Fine, S. A. Webber, K. M. Olthoff, D. A. Kelly and W. E. Harmon), Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444312720.ch23

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Stony Brook University School of Medicine, Stony Brook, New York 11794-8111, USA

  2. 3

    University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, Children's Hospital, 3705 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA

  3. 4

    Liver Transplant Program, University of Pennsylvania and the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, 2 Dulles, 3400 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA

  4. 5

    The Liver Unit, Birmingham Children's Hospital NHS Trust, Steelhouse Lane, Birmingham, B4 6NH, UK

  5. 6

    Division of Nephrology, Children's Hospital Boston, Harvard Medical School, 300 Longwood Avenue, Hunn-319, Boston, MA 02115, USA

Author Information

  1. Department of Pediatrics, Northwestern University School of Medicine, The Siragusa Transplantation Center, Children's Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 5 MAY 2009
  2. Published Print: 24 JAN 2007

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405124072

Online ISBN: 9781444312720



  • biliary atresia;
  • functional hepatic decompensation;
  • model for end-stage liver disease (MELD);
  • cholestatic liver disease;
  • partial external biliary diversion (PEBD);
  • tyrosinemia;
  • Crigler–Najjar syndrome;
  • cystic fibrosis (CF);
  • hepatocellular carcinoma


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • General Indications for Liver Transplantation in Children

  • Management of Specific Diseases

  • References