To summarize the treatment outcomes after combined en bloc liver and pancreas transplantation. Five patients with end-stage liver disease and type 2 diabetes mellitus received combined en bloc liver and pancreas transplantation after hepatectomy. Five operations were performed successfully. The operative time ranged from 9 to 16 hours and blood loss from 1600 to 3000 ml. Postoperatively, one patients developed pulmonary infection, one died of graft-versus-host disease(GVHD), and one experienced acute renal failure. No intestinal fistula, anastomotic leakage, biliary complications, chronic and acute rejection and pancreatitis were seen. Liver function index including alanine aminotransferase, aspartate aminotransferase and total bilirubin returned to normal levels a week after surgery, while levels of C peptide and blood glucose resumed within 1 to 2 weeks. Apart from 1 case died of GVHD, the other 4 maintained normal liver function during the follow up ranging from 2 to 23 months and no insulin was required for the diabetes. Combined en bloc liver and pancreas transplantation is technically feasible and an effective treatment for multi-organ diseases.
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|Zhonghua wei chang wai ke za zhi = Chinese journal of gastrointestinal surgery
|Published - May 2011
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