Liver Transplant Program

Who Needs a Pediatric Liver Transplant?

Children need liver transplants because they have a disease or condition that has damaged the liver or caused it to work improperly. In rare cases, genetic diseases that do not cause liver injury but do harm other organs can be corrected with liver transplants. Some children require liver transplant in order to remove large tumors that can’t be removed without taking out the whole liver.

Children with these diseases or conditions may also need a liver transplant:

Some genetic disorders may also result in a liver transplant:

Reviewed by: Elizabeth B. Rand, MD
Date: October 2012

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