Combined liver-total bowel transplantation has no immunologic advantage over total bowel transplantation alone. A prospective study in a porcine model.

@article{Gruessner1997CombinedLB,
  title={Combined liver-total bowel transplantation has no immunologic advantage over total bowel transplantation alone. A prospective study in a porcine model.},
  author={R W G Gruessner and Raouf E. Nakhleh and Enrico Benedetti and Jacques Pirenne and Kumar G. Belani and David S Beebe and Ronnie Carr and Christoph Troppmann and A C Gruessner},
  journal={Archives of surgery},
  year={1997},
  volume={132 10},
  pages={1077-85}
}
BACKGROUND Rejection remains a major obstacle to successful bowel transplantation in humans. It has been suggested that a simultaneous liver transplant would shield the bowel graft from immunologic attack, but the liver shortage would be aggravated. In a preclinical model, we studied the influence of simultaneous liver grafting by comparing the incidence of… CONTINUE READING