Management of Five Hundred Patients With Gut Failure at a Single Center: Surgical Innovation Versus Transplantation With a Novel Predictive Model.

Published on Oct 1, 2019in Annals of Surgery9.476
· DOI :10.1097/sla.0000000000003523
Kareem Abu-Elmagd62
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Sherif Armanyous2
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+ 15 AuthorsGuilherme Costa17
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Small bowel transplant is an acceptable procedure for intractable Crohn's disease (CD). Some case reports and small series describe the apparent recurrence of CD in the transplanted bowel. This commentary discusses evidence in favor of and against this alleged recurrence and argues that a molecular characterization is needed to prove or disprove that inflammation emerging in the transplanted bowel is a true recurrence of the original CD.