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Can small bowel be transplanted?
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List examples of organs or tissues that can be successfully transplanted?
Asked in Intestines
What are the long and short term after effects of a small bowel resection?
Asked in Science
Can you survive without a bowel?
Yes you can survive without most of your small bowel and all of your large bowel. Nutrients are absorbed in the small bowel but you can survive with just part of it intact. People have surgery resulting in ileostomy (where the remainder of the small bowel is bought onto the surface). Waste products are then discharged into a bag attached to the surface of the abdomen.
Asked in Biology, Surgery and Hospitalization
What are the alternative names for ileum and duodenum?
Asked in Women's Health
Which organs are in your lower abdomen that can become twisted?
Asked in Medical Terminology
What is the medical term meaning surgical incision into the intestines?
Small Bowel Obstruction?
Most cases of intestinal blockage are known as small bowel obstruction. This condition is mainly seen in patients with a prior surgical history or patients with Crohn's disease or some other inflammatory bowel disease. With small bowel obstruction, part or all of the small bowel is blocked off by either stool or adhesions. Though it may seem like a problem that requires surgery, most of the time people with this problem can be treated in the hospital without surgery.
Asked in Organ Transplants
Which organ cannot be transplanted?
Answer the brain and the immune system cannot be transplanted Answer Most organs (except the brain) can be transplanted. However only a few organs are essential for life (heart, liver, kidneys, pancreas, lungs, small intestine), which is why many organs are not transplanted - e.g stomach, spleen, gall bladder, uterus, overies, large intestine etc... are not essential for life, so are not commonly transplanted. Answer The main organ which cannot get transplanted through one specie or human doner is the BRAIN. Answer Anything can be transplanted. It is whether you mean "successfully" transplanted or not. Some things cannot be successfully transplanted (yet), such as brains. And some things are not transplanted (much) because they're not essential for life - such as limbs, stomachs (yes, not essential!), and large intestines. Limb transplants tend to be unsuccessful, as are other transplants where the thing transplanted is external - i.e you can see it. Ovaries have now been transplanted successfully (i.e have produced kids), but the procedure is not commonplace.