Cameron, E. A. B.; Jamieson, N. V.; Pollard, S.; Friend, P. J.; Watson, C.; Calne, R. Y.; Davies, M.; Gimson, A. E.; Bradley, J. A.; Shaffer, J.; Middleton, S. J.
April 2004
Gut;Apr2004 Supplement 3, Vol. 53, pA7
Academic Journal
Two transplantation centres in Great Britain are commissioned by the National Specialist Commissioning Advisory Group for England and Wales to assess small intestinal transplantation in adults. The joint experience of the two centres is presented in the article. Patients with irreversible small intestinal failure and complications of parenteral nutrition and those with abdominal disease requiring extensive visceral resection, were assessed as candidates and where appropriate listed. Small intestinal transplantation is associated with a high mortality rate but may benefit carefully selected patients in whom conservative management is likely to carry a greater mortality.


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