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Is it possible to get a pig bladder transplanted into you?

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Dr. Moez Khorsandi
Urology 28 years experience
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. Using any other material such as animal tissue or plastic type material is not an option due to multiple factors such as infection, scarring, and formation of stones.
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Parkanswered
Pediatrics 51 years experience
No, not yet: Transplantation of animal organ has not been successful.

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