Multivisceral Transplantation

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The transplantation of three or more abdominal organs en bloc, namely the liver together with the pancreatoduodenal complex, the stomach as well as the small bowel with/without the right hemicolon. Multivisceral transplantation is most often used in primary malignancies of the bile tract, duodenum, or stomach with secondary liver involvement.
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David McWilliams, chief executive officer of Opexa Therapeutics, stated, "Our research on adult human MDSCs differentiation to islet cell clusters in the laboratory is an innovation that may lead to an autologous islet cell cluster transplantation strategy into patients with Type 1 diabetes.