Not all patients who have intestinal failure need intestine transplant surgery. Other treatments for intestinal failure include intravenous nutrition, called total parenteral nutrition (TPN), and restoring intestine function through intestinal rehabilitation.
However, intestine transplant surgery may be the treatment of choice for intestinal failure when intestine function cannot be restored or when TPN no longer works or has led to liver failure or other complications.
Learn more about intestinal failure.
Diseases or Conditions That Can Lead to Intestinal Failure
- Short bowel syndrome as a result of:
- Motility disorders
- Absorptive disorders
- Microvillus inclusion disease
- Tufting enteropathy