Solid organ pancreas transplantation: A review of the current status and report of one institution's experience

C. B. Hughes, H. P. Grewal, M. H. Shokouh-Amiri, A. Osama Gaber

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Abstract

Pancreas transplantation is a procedure with numerous potential complications for graft and patient. However, the severity of the complications of diabetes, including nephropathy, retinopathy, neuropathy, etc., makes pancreas transplantation a viable alternative, if not necessity, in the end-stage diabetic. The procedure is being performed more and more frequently worldwide with improvements in graft survival and patient quality of life. Options for graft placement, including systemic-versus-portal venous drainage and enteric-versus-bladder exocrine drainage, are raising questions as to the best method for prevention of complications and for monitoring of graft function. A review of pancreas transplantation as well as the experience with 60 such transplants performed between April 1989 and January 1993 at the University of Tennessee, Memphis, is reported.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)669-673
Number of pages5
JournalAmerican Surgeon
Volume60
Issue number9
StatePublished - Jan 1 1994

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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