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Pediatr Radiol. 2011 Aug;41(8):1028-39. doi: 10.1007/s00247-011-2094-3. Epub 2011 May 24.

Pediatric intestinal transplantation: normal radiographic appearance and complications.

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  • 1Department of Radiology, Seattle Children's Hospital, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 98105, USA.


We present a pictorial essay on pediatric intestinal transplantation that describes the indications for pediatric intestinal transplantation, surgical technique, and the role of imaging in the pre-transplant work-up and detection of post-transplant complications. We illustrate the normal post-transplant imaging appearance and common complications, including rejection, infection, post-transplant lymphoproliferative disease (PTLD), mechanical dysfunction and vascular complications. We conclude with an imaging algorithm for suspected post-transplant complications based on clinical scenarios.

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