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Indian J Gastroenterol. 2014 Mar;33(2):104-13. doi: 10.1007/s12664-013-0437-8. Epub 2014 Feb 7.

India's first successful intestinal transplant: the road traveled and the lessons learnt.

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  • 1Medanta Institute of Liver Diseases and Transplantation, Medanta-The Medicity, Sector 38, Gurgaon, Haryana, 122 001, India,


Intestinal transplant is a therapeutic challenge not just surgically but also logistically because of the multidisciplinary expertise and resources required. A large proportion of patients who undergo massive bowel resection and develop intestinal failure have poor outcome, because of inability to sustain long-term parenteral nutrition and limited availability of intestinal and multi-visceral transplantation facilities. We report the first successful isolated intestinal transplant from India.

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