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What's a combined liver and small intestine transplant?

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Dr. Ralph Layman
Surgery - Transplant
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In brief: Both organs

This type of transplant is referred to as a multivisceral transplant.
The gastrointestinal tract from the stomach through the small intestine is transplanted directly into the patient. The liver is left attached to the duodenum. You could have a separte liver transplant and isolated small bowel (you would leave off the stomach, duodenum and pancreas) this is much less common.

In brief: Both organs

This type of transplant is referred to as a multivisceral transplant.
The gastrointestinal tract from the stomach through the small intestine is transplanted directly into the patient. The liver is left attached to the duodenum. You could have a separte liver transplant and isolated small bowel (you would leave off the stomach, duodenum and pancreas) this is much less common.
Dr. Ralph Layman
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Dr. Miguel Rodriguez
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
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In brief: Intestinal transplan

It is a surgical procedure, where the liver, small bowel and usually the pancreas that are malfunctioning, are replaced with the same organs from a donor.

In brief: Intestinal transplan

It is a surgical procedure, where the liver, small bowel and usually the pancreas that are malfunctioning, are replaced with the same organs from a donor.
Dr. Miguel Rodriguez
Dr. Miguel Rodriguez
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