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What is an intestinal transplant?

Transplantation of a deceased donor's intestines is most commonly performed in children with short bowel syndrome. This may be an option for children with intestinal failure who have a functioning liver. Other potential candidates for intestinal transplantation include patients with Crohn's disease, trauma, volvulus, functional disorders such as chronic intestinal pseudo-obstruction, short gut syndrome, Necretizing enterocolitis, intestinal atresias, gastroschisis, and those with certain types of desmoid tumors.

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