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Curr Gastroenterol Rep. 1999 Jun;1(3):259-65.

Intestinal transplantation in children.

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Department of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, 3705 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213-2583, USA.


Intestinal transplantation has emerged in the last decade as a lifesaving procedure for patients with intestinal failure who are suffering from complications arising from the administration of total parenteral nutrition. Indications for transplantation include irreversible liver injury and loss of vascular access. At least 50 children in the United States may benefit from intestinal transplantation every year. In this article, indications, pre- and postoperative management, and outcomes of intestinal transplantation in children are discussed.

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