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Can pig intestine be used to replace human intestines?

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can pig intestine be used to replace human intestines?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.
Hello, this is Dr. David. I have read your question and I'm ready to help.
pig intestine can't be use in humans
but there are new human to human intestinal transplant centers in the USA
there is one in Cleveland Clinic
http://my.clevelandclinic.org/services/transplant-center/transplant-programs/intestinal-transplant-program
there is one in UCSF
http://transplant.surgery.ucsf.edu/conditions--procedures/intestinal-transplantation.aspx
it doesn't sound like you are on complete TPN nutrition at this point.
you are still able to eat and absorb nutrition through your intestines?

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