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What conditions make a child a candidate for intestinal transplant?

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Dr. Ralph Layman
Surgery - Transplant
4 doctors agree

In brief: Poor absorbtion

Short-gut or short bowel is the most common reason for children needing bowel transplants.
Commonly this can be a result of nec necrotizing enterocolitis.

In brief: Poor absorbtion

Short-gut or short bowel is the most common reason for children needing bowel transplants.
Commonly this can be a result of nec necrotizing enterocolitis.
Dr. Ralph Layman
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Intestinal Loss

A baby can be born with intestines outside the body & if they twist on themselves during the labor or delivery, the intestines loose their blood supply & die.
The same twist (a malrotation) can happen in older kids. The healthy parts can be hooked up to form a short bowel, but this may be too short to absorb enough nutrition for survival. A transplant might be considered in such a case.

In brief: Intestinal Loss

A baby can be born with intestines outside the body & if they twist on themselves during the labor or delivery, the intestines loose their blood supply & die.
The same twist (a malrotation) can happen in older kids. The healthy parts can be hooked up to form a short bowel, but this may be too short to absorb enough nutrition for survival. A transplant might be considered in such a case.
Dr. James Ferguson
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