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Small Bowel Transplant

What Is a Small Bowel Transplant?

There are patients who suffer small intestine dysfunction for various reasons and are parenterally fed. Some of them may develop complications due to the feeding method or it may be difficult to secure the vein for nutrition. In that case, this method can be used to graft part of or an entire small bowel from a deceased or living donor. It is sometimes applied to patients with congenital mucosal diseases or tumors at the origin of blood vessels.

Procedure

For the first time in Korea, the Organ Transplantation Center performed a small bowel transplant. During operations, part of the organ is separated from a living donor (left), the unhealthy small bowel is removed from the recipient (middle), and the donor’s intestine is transplanted (right).