NYMC Faculty Publications

Title

Pre-operative Management for Visceral (Intestine, Intestine/Liver, and Multi-Visceral) Transplantation

Document Type

Book Chapter

Publication Date

1-1-2017

Department

Surgery

Abstract

Patients who require intestine-containing grafts are diverse and may be classified into three groups: patients who need an isolated intestine transplant for intestinal failure (group 1); those who need both an intestine and liver transplant for intestinal failure with total parenteral nutrition and liver disease (group 2); and those with liver cirrhosis/complete mesoportal thrombosis, who need either an intestine/liver transplant or a full multivisceral transplant (group 3). Those indivisuals were very complexed especially in group 2 and 3. They need intensive work up and preoperative evaluation.

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