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Polish Journal of Surgery

The Journal of Foundation of the Polish Journal of Surgery

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Volume 79, Issue 2

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The First Intestinal-Multivisceral Transplant in Poland — A Case Report

Piotr Kaliciński
  • The Department of Pediatric Surgery and Organ Transplantation, The Children's Memorial Health Institute, Warsaw
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/ Andrzej Kamiński
  • The Department of Pediatric Surgery and Organ Transplantation, The Children's Memorial Health Institute, Warsaw
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/ Małgorzata Markiewicz-Kijewska
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/ Tomasz Drewniak
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/ Małgorzata Manowska
  • Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care, The Children's Memorial Health Institute, Warsaw
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/ Jarosław Kierkuś
  • Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Immunology, The Children's Memorial Health Institute, Warsaw
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Published Online: 2007-09-24 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/v10035-007-0019-5

The First Intestinal-Multivisceral Transplant in Poland — A Case Report

Intestinal transplantation is becoming more and more successful due to improved surgical techniques, immunosuppression medication and postoperative intensive care. It can be performed as an isolated transplantation or as part of a multivisceral graft including the liver in cases of associated liver cirrhosis requiring total parenteral nutrition (TPN). The authors describe the first intestinal and multivisceral (liver, small bowel, duodenum and pancreas) transplantation in Poland performed in an 11-month old infant with short bowel syndrome and TPN related liver failure. A composite graft was harvested from a deceased 4-month old infant. All transplanted organs showed good function; however, the recipient died of infectious complications one month after transplantation.

Keywords: composite multivisceral transplantation; intestinal transplantation; intestinal failure; liver insufficiency; multiorgan transplantation

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Published Online: 2007-09-24

Published in Print: 2007-02-01


Citation Information: Polish Journal of Surgery, Volume 79, Issue 2, Pages 120–125, ISSN (Print) 0032-373X, DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/v10035-007-0019-5.

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