Intestinal and multivisceral autotransplantation for tumors of the root of the mesentery: Long-term follow-up

Andreas G. Tzakis, Nikolaos B. Pararas, Akin Tekin, Ignacio Gonzalez-Pinto, David Levi, Seigo Nishida, Gennaro Selvaggi, Jennifer Garcia, Tomoaki Kato, Phillip Ruiz

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Abstract

Objective: To present the indications, techniques, short- and long-term outcomes after visceral exenteration, ex vivo resection, and intestinal/multivisceral autotransplantation. Patients and methods: All patients who have undergone this procedure at our center were studied. Technique, postoperative complications, survival, tumor recurrence, and functional status were recorded. Results: Ten patients, 4 children and 6 adults, have undergone these procedures since January 1999. Seven patients are alive at 13-138 months later, 6 with functioning autografts and one after rescue with an allotransplantation. Conclusion: Intestinal/multivisceral autotransplantation is a potentially valuable option for some otherwise unresectable neoplasms of the root of the mesentery.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)82-89
Number of pages8
JournalSurgery (United States)
Volume152
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2012

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  • Surgery

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