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What are the different types of intestinal transplantation?

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Dr. Ralph Layman
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Bowel transplants can be the small intestine alone or what is called a multivisceral transplant.
Mvt's can include stomach, duodenum, pancreas and liver. Sometimes they are just stomach, duodenum and pancreas. There have been kidneys transplanted as part of a mvt. There was recently an esophagus transplanted as well.

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Bowel transplants can be the small intestine alone or what is called a multivisceral transplant.
Mvt's can include stomach, duodenum, pancreas and liver. Sometimes they are just stomach, duodenum and pancreas. There have been kidneys transplanted as part of a mvt. There was recently an esophagus transplanted as well.
Dr. Ralph Layman
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In brief: SBTx

An intestine can be transplanted for short gut.
If the liver has also failed, it is also included, usually as a multivisceral cluster including liver, pancreas, duodenum and small intestine (+\- the stomach). This operation is also indicated for liver transplant candidates with diffuse mesenteric thrombosis and for neuroendocrine tumors. Less often, a modified mvt without the liver appropriate.

In brief: SBTx

An intestine can be transplanted for short gut.
If the liver has also failed, it is also included, usually as a multivisceral cluster including liver, pancreas, duodenum and small intestine (+\- the stomach). This operation is also indicated for liver transplant candidates with diffuse mesenteric thrombosis and for neuroendocrine tumors. Less often, a modified mvt without the liver appropriate.
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