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Living Donor Intestinal Transplantation

  • Marian Porubsky
  • Rainer W. G. GruessnerEmail author
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Part of the Springer Surgery Atlas Series book series (SPRISURGERY)

Abstract

In the last two decades, intestinal transplantation completed the transformation from an experimental procedure to an accepted treatment option for patients with irreversible intestinal failure. This transformation was made possible by two main factors: standardization of surgical technique and refinement of immunosuppressive therapy.

Keywords

Living donor intestinal transplantation Living donor bowel transplantation Living donor combined intestinal and liver transplantation Living donor liver transplantation Intestinal transplantation Bowel transplantation 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of SurgeryUniversity of Arizona College of MedicineTucsonUSA
  2. 2.Department of SurgeryState University of New York (SUNY-Downstate)New YorkUSA

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