Author(s): Thstesen LM, Qvist N, Rasmussen A, Husby S
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Abstract Parenteral nutrition is the main treatment of intestinal failure. In cases with irreversible intestinal failure and life-threatening complications to parenteral nutritional treatment, transplantation of the intestine may be considered. Post-transplantation survival has increased markedly during the latest years and is now > 80\% after one year and > 50\% after five years. Recipients of an isolated intestinal transplantation have a better survival rate than recipients of a combined liver-intestinal-transplantation.
This article was published in Ugeskr Laeger
and referenced in Brain Disorders & Therapy