Small intestine transplantation today

  title={Small intestine transplantation today},
  author={Felix Braun and Dieter Clemens Broering and Fred Faendrich},
  journal={Langenbeck's Archives of Surgery},
Intestinal transplantation has become a life-saving therapy in patients with irreversible loss of intestinal function and complications of total parenteral nutrition. The patient and graft survival rates have improved over the last years, especially after the introduction of tacrolimus and rapamycin. However, intestinal transplantation is more challenging than other types of solid organ transplantation due to its large amount of immune competent cells and its colonization with microorganisms… CONTINUE READING