Transplant Options

Patients with intestinal failure may require an isolated intestinal or liver/intestine/pancreas (Multi-visceral) transplantation if they can never discontinue Total Parental Nutrition (TPN) and if they have life-threatening complications from parenteral nutrition. The type of operation needed will be determined during the transplant evaluation and may include one of the following:

  • Isolated intestinal transplantation
  • Combined intestine/liver/pancreas transplantation (Part of the pancreas is included in combined transplants because its physical location in the body)
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