Present prospects and future perspectives of intestinal and multivisceral transplantation

Rodrigo M. Vianna, Richard S. Mangus

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PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This article reviews the most current indications, technical aspects and results of intestinal and multivisceral transplantation. RECENT FINDINGS: The introduction of induction therapy in the past 8 years, combined with advancements on surgical technique and clinical management, was vital for the improvement in patient and graft survival. SUMMARY: Intestinal transplantation is now a viable option for patients with intestinal failure who have failed parenteral nutrition. The improvement in the survival of intestinal and multivisceral transplant recipients has extended its use to selected patients with neoplastic disease, extensive splanchnic thrombosis and abdominal catastrophes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)281-286
Number of pages6
JournalCurrent Opinion in Clinical Nutrition and Metabolic Care
Issue number3
StatePublished - May 1 2009
Externally publishedYes


  • Intestinal transplant
  • Multivisceral transplant
  • Small bowel transplant

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Nutrition and Dietetics


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