Combined liver-intestine grafts compared with isolated intestinal transplantation in children: a single-center experience.

BACKGROUND Intestinal transplantation is known to be associated with a high risk of early complications and mortality. METHODS We analyzed prospective data of 51 primary small bowel transplantations from December 1999 to August 2009 and identified perioperative factors that impact on early mortality (≤6 months after transplantation) after isolated… CONTINUE READING