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If your child has intestinal failure, her body is unable to absorb the nutrients it needs from the food she eats. Many children with this condition receive nutrition intravenously, which allows nutrients to bypass the digestive system altogether and go right into the bloodstream. This treatment is known as parenteral nutrition (PN).
Many children do quite well on PN, but sometimes complications arise that make PN no longer an option. If your child can’t receive PN, or has a digestive condition that cannot be treated, an intestinal or multivisceral transplant may be an option. Did you know?
How Boston Children’s approaches an intestinal/multivisceral transplant
Whether your child needs an intestinal transplant, liver-intestinal transplant or multivisceral transplant, she is in good hands with us. Your child’s team includes:
We also work closely with Boston Children’s Center for Advanced Intestinal Rehabilitation (CAIR) - one of the world's premier programs for the treatment of short bowel syndrome, a complex and often devastating disorder caused by the loss of part of the small bowel.
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