Eighteen years of experience with adult and pediatric liver transplantation at the University of Tennessee, Memphis.

M. H. Shokouh-Amiri, H. P. Grewal, S. R. Vera, R. J. Stratta, C. A. Riely, J. F. Fleckenstein, P. Cowan, A. O. Gaber

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Abstract

1. Since its inception, the liver program at UT Memphis has been striving to serve its population by stressing access, technical innovation, and by its focus on quality of life. The results for both adult and pediatric transplants over the past 18 years demonstrate that small and medium-sized programs can function efficiently and are valuable for their local communities. 2. Patient and graft survival rates exceeded 85% in the pediatric population in the first year with the 5-, 10-, and 15-year results above 75%. 3. Patient and graft survival rates in adults were 83% at one year, 68% at 5 years, and 60% at 10 years. 4. Innovative techniques in liver transplantation have had a dramatic impact on accessibility of pediatric recipients to liver transplantation and recently are becoming crucial for select populations of adults requiring expedited transplantation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)255-261
Number of pages7
JournalClinical transplants
StatePublished - 2000
Externally publishedYes

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