Chapter 41. Post-Transplant Management

  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. Marlyn S. Woo MD Medical Director

Published Online: 5 MAY 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444312720.ch41

Pediatric Solid Organ Transplantation, Second Edition

Pediatric Solid Organ Transplantation, Second Edition

How to Cite

Woo, M. S. (2007) Post-Transplant Management, 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.ch41

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. Cardiothoracic Transplant Program, Children's Hospital Los Angeles, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Publication History

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

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405124072

Online ISBN: 9781444312720



  • hyperacute rejection, airway dehiscence, primary graft failure/dysfunction – chief causes of morbidity and mortality;
  • tissue biopsy;
  • perioperative management;
  • prolonged mechanical ventilatory support;
  • cardiothoracic transplantation;
  • mediastinal tubes;
  • transbronchial biopsy;
  • vascular anastomotic complications;
  • transesophageal echocardiography


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Intensive Care Management

  • Airway Complications

  • Vascular Complications

  • Nutrition

  • Infection

  • Primary Graft Failure/Dysfunction

  • Acute and Chronic Rejection

  • Post-Transplant Lymphoproliferative Disease

  • Other Complications

  • Outpatient Routine Management

  • Conclusions

  • References