A girl with extensive Hirschsprung's disease was operated, leaving her with a 35 cm short bowel. She received long-term parenteral nutrition through a central catheter. Progressive liver failure and intravenous access problems developed and at the age of 5.5 years she was transplanted in Birmingham with 270 cm small bowel, a reduced liver and pancreas. After the transplantation she received immunosuppressive medication, ursodeoxycholic acid and antibiotic prophylaxis. She is now well and on enteral nutrition, 32 months after the transplantation.
Ugeskrift for Laeger, 2010, Vol 172, Issue 11, p. 886-7