Multivisceral Transplantation. Where Do We Stand?

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Abstract

Intestinal transplantation is the definitive therapy for patients with irreversible intestinal failure and can be combined with transplantation of other abdominal organs, such as stomach, spleen, and pancreas with or without liver. There is an increasing trend in the volume of intestinal and multivisceral transplantation in the past few decades and there is also increasing trend in patient and graft survival primarily due to improved patient selection, advances in immunosuppression, and improved perioperative management. This review summarizes the various key elements in patient selection, types of grafts, and updates in the perioperative management involved in multivisceral transplantation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)661-674
Number of pages14
JournalClinics in liver disease
Volume18
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2014

Keywords

  • Intestinal failure
  • Intestinal transplantation
  • Liver transplantation
  • Multivisceral transplantation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hepatology

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