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Episodes Liver failure and transplant in children

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Liver failure and transplant in children
Mar. 26, 2021

liver transplant is a surgical procedure that removes a liver that no longer functions properly and replaces it with a healthy liver from a deceased donor or a portion of a healthy liver from a living donor.

The process for liver transplant in children is similar to the process for adults. But because children with liver disease face unique challenges, it is important to have transplant surgeons with extensive experience in pediatric and adult liver transplantation. 

This edition of the Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast covers liver disease and liver transplant in children. Guests on the podcast are three Mayo Clinic transplant experts: Dr. Timucin Taner, a Mayo Clinic transplant surgeon, and Dr. Sara Hassan and Dr. Samar Ibrahim— both Mayo Clinic pediatric hepatologists.