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Once a child is diagnosed with intestinal disease it is important to make a thorough assessment to determine the severity of the intestinal disease and its projected outcome. Decisions for management of these patients are made by a multidisciplinary team to examine all options of therapy and intervention. Symptoms and findings that may indicate the need for an intestine transplant are:
Through its success, intestinal transplantation is now an option for patients with a life-threatening intestinal disease.
Based upon the practice of different small bowel transplant centers and the International Intestinal Transplant Registry, the following criteria are recommended:
The following may be either relative or absolute contraindications at this time:
Learn more about What Intestinal Diseases Lead to Transplantation.
Children's Hospital's main campus is located in the Lawrenceville neighborhood. Our main hospital address is:
UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
One Children’s Hospital Way
4401 Penn Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
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