OPTN/SRTR 2016 Annual Data Report: Intestine

J. M. Smith, T. Weaver, M. A. Skeans, S. P. Horslen, A. M. Harper, J. J. Snyder, A. K. Israni, B. L. Kasiske

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Despite improvements in medical and surgical treatment of intestinal failure, intestine transplant continues to play an important role. In 2016, a total of 147 intestine transplants were performed, 80 intestine-without-liver and 67 intestine-liver. Over the past decade, the age distribution of candidates waitlisted for intestine and intestine-liver transplant shifted from primarily pediatric to increasing proportions of adults. In 2016, 58.2% of candidates on the intestine list at any time during the year were aged younger than 18 years, with a decrease over time in those aged younger than 6 years and an increase in those aged 6-17 years. Adults accounted for 41.9% of candidates on the list at any time during the year, with a stable proportion of those aged 18-34 years and a decrease in those aged 35 years or older. By age, pretransplant mortality rate was highest for adult candidates at 11.7 per 100 waitlist years and lowest for children aged younger than 6 years at 2.2 per 100 waitlist years. For intestine transplants with or without a liver in 2009-2011, 1- and 5-year graft survival was 72.0% and 54.1%, respectively, for recipients aged younger than 18 years, and 70.5% and 44.1%, respectively, for recipients aged 18 years or older.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)254-290
Number of pages37
JournalAmerican Journal of Transplantation
StatePublished - Jan 2018

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  • Intestinal failure
  • intestine transplant
  • intestine-liver transplant
  • waiting list


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