Transplantation of multiple abdominal viscera.

  title={Transplantation of multiple abdominal viscera.},
  author={Thomas E. Starzl and Marc I. Rowe and Satoru Todo and Ronen Jaffe and Andreas Tzakis and Allen L. Hoffman and Carlos Esquivel and Kendrick A. Porter and Raman Venkataramanan and Leonard Makowka},
  volume={261 10},
Two children with the short-gut syndrome and secondary liver failure were treated with evisceration and transplantation en bloc of the stomach, small intestine, colon, pancreas, and liver. The first patient died perioperatively, but the second lived for more than 6 months before dying of an Epstein-Barr virus-associated lymphoproliferative disorder that caused biliary obstruction and lethal sepsis. There was never evidence of graft rejection or of graft-vs-host disease in the long-surviving… CONTINUE READING