PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Intestinal transplantation has evolved to be a viable treatment option for patients with intestinal failure. This review shows the most current tendencies and practices of intestinal transplant centers and an overall comparison to intestinal rehabilitation. RECENT FINDINGS: This review outlines that timing for referral and advances in preoperative and postoperative care of intestinal and multivisceral transplant candidates are crucial to achieve results comparable to intestinal rehabilitation. SUMMARY: Current practices have shown that intestinal transplantation continues to improve overall results and could be considered in patients with permanent home parenteral nutrition. Timing for referral and preoperative and postoperative management are crucial to optimize long-term results.
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- Immunology and Allergy