Orthotopic placement of a segmental pancreas graft for transplant: A case report

R. Garcia-Roca, A. Humar, M. Sturdevant, T. Kobayashi, T. Dunn, R. Kandaswamy, D. Sutherland

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Abstract

Pancreas retransplantation has become more frequent and represents a technical challenge for surgeons. Knowledge of alternative surgical options could be useful in difficult cases. We present a case of brutal diabetes mellitus in a patient with severe vascular disease that underwent a third pancreas transplant. Difficulties in obtaining arterial inflow were solved utilizing the native splenic vessels, placing the graft in orthotopic position, and a combination of historical surgical techniques in pancreas transplantation; that is, segmental grafts and duct injection for exocrine management made transplantation successful.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)424-428
Number of pages5
JournalClinical Transplantation
Volume24
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2010

Keywords

  • Orthotopic pancreas transplant
  • Pancreas retransplant
  • Pancreatic duct injection
  • Segmental pancreas

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