Conditions We Treat
Children who suffer from permanent intestinal failure due to short bowel syndrome, congenital abnormalities of the intestine, or life-threatening complications may need an intestinal transplant. If severe, irreversible liver disease is also present, the child may be a candidate for combined small intestine-liver transplantation performed in conjunction with the Pediatric Liver Transplant Program.
The conditions we treat that may require intestinal transplantation include:
- Short bowel syndrome due to
- Congenital intestinal atresia
- Poor intestinal absorption
- Intestinal tumors
- Gardner’s disease (intestinal polyposis)
- Desmoid tumors
The decision to proceed with intestinal transplantation is made only after careful evaluation determines that the surgery is the child’s most promising treatment option.