Small bowel preservation for intestinal transplantation: a review

  title={Small bowel preservation for intestinal transplantation: a review},
  author={Anne Margot C. Roskott and Vincent B. Nieuwenhuijs and Gerard Dijkstra and Lyan G. Koudstaal and Henri G. D. Leuvenink and Rutger J Ploeg},
  journal={Transplant international : official journal of the European Society for Organ Transplantation},
  volume={24 2},
Intestinal transplantation has become the therapy of choice for patients with intestinal failure and life-threatening complications from total parenteral nutrition. Results, however, remain inferior as compared with other transplant types with the quality of the organ graft as the most important factor of outcome after transplantation. The intestine is extremely sensitive to ischemia. Unfortunately, a relatively long ischemic preservation period is inevitable. The current standard in organ… CONTINUE READING
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