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Is it possible to get a pig bladder transplanted into you

A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Moez Khorsandi
26 years experience Urology
No: At this time, if a bladder needs to removed for any reason, most commonly for bladder cancer, it is reconstructed with the persons own intestine. Usi ... Read More
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
49 years experience Pediatrics
No, not yet: Transplantation of animal organ has not been successful.

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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chris Kyle
17 years experience Urology
No: Lots of research into this, but nothing available.
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Dr. Brian Struyk
20 years experience Anesthesiology
No.: A bladder transplant is not an option after bladder resection. Depending on your situation, they may be able to reconstruct your bladder. You should ... Read More
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Dr. Brian Lane
18 years experience Urology
Thanks for asking!: Making a new bladder in the lab is under development, but for now there are several options for reconstructing a bladder from your own body. And these ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
27 years experience Internal Medicine
?????!: Never heard of it but does not mean at some point it will remain impossible.
Dr. Mark Kuhnke
39 years experience General Surgery
EXPERIMENTAL: Some centers have grown "bladders" in lab, and have transplanted them into humans, but not aggressively. Neobladders can be constructed from intestina ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chris Kyle
17 years experience Urology
No: I don't think so, but i would check with your transplant coordinator. The problem is that giving immunosuppression to someone with an advanced malign ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Flechner
45 years experience Urology
Usually recovers: Patients that have a normal bladder at the time of kidney transplant should have a resumption of normal bladder function. This will occur even if the ... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Zaroulis
55 years experience Hematology
Please see details: Memorial Sloan Kettering, MD Anderson, University of Iowa, & University of CA, SF
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A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ajay Acharya
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Culture: Culture and sensitivity of urine will help choosing right antibiotic to cure. But consult the PMD foe needful.
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
16 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes & No: Hearts from pigs used to be transplanted into some patients years ago but not much anymore. There is too much risk from rejection, the need for a lot ... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Moez Khorsandi
26 years experience Urology
Toxins: Although the bladder is always "flushing itself", it still holds urine for an extended period of time when you hold your urine for several hours betwe ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mohamed Akl
19 years experience Urogynecology
Yes: Recuurent bladder infections is not an uncommon problem. Patients can get a presistent bladder infection inadequately treated due to resistance to a c ... Read More

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