Total pancreatectomy with islet autotransplantation (TPIAT) is a surgical procedure undertaken in some patients with severe pain or disability from recurrent acute and chronic pancreatitis (CP). TPIAT provides a rare opportunity to study human pancreas tissue from patients affected with pancreatitis, and particularly from patients with genetic forms of pancreatitis. Research to date suggests distinct histopathology and potentially differential pathophysiology of distinct etiologies of CP. Histopathology specimens have helped better define the success and limitations of clinical diagnostic imaging tools, such as magnetic retrograde cholangiopancreatography and endoscopic ultrasound.
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
Dr S.M.B. Finn has nothing to disclose. Dr M.D. Bellin was supported by R01-DK109124 and also discloses relationships with Insulet (DSMB member), Ariel Precision Medicine (advisory board), and Viaycte (research support).
- Chronic pancreatitis
- Hereditary pancreatitis
- Total pancreatectomy
- Islets of Langerhans Transplantation/methods
- Pancreatitis, Chronic/diagnosis
- Transplantation, Autologous
PubMed: MeSH publication types
- Journal Article