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Medicare Criteria for Small Intestinal Transplantation in a Patient Receiving Total Parenteral Nutrition for Intestinal Failure

Specialty:

Gastroenterology
General Surgery

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Description:

A person who is receiving total parenteral nutrition (TPN) for short bowel syndrome or other intestinal disorder may be a candidate for liver transplantation if there evidence for impending failure. Certain findings are used by Medicare to determine if a small intestinal transplant is appropriate for such a patient.

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