En bloc pancreas and kidney transplantation in a patient with limited vascular access

Atsushi Sugitani, H. Albin Gritsch, Francesca Egidi, Ron Shapiro, Robert J. Corry

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Abstract

We report a successful en bloc pancreas and kidney transplantation on a type I diabetic patient with advanced peripheral arterial calcific disease, who had frequent life-threatening episodes of hypoglycemia. The en bloc double organ, created by joining the graft renal artery to the arterial Y graft of the pancreas, was implanted to the proximal left common lilac artery, which was the only site available for an arterial anastomosis. Under appropriate circumstances, this procedure would be an option for potential combined pancreas-kidney transplant recipients with severe calcific arterial disease.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1683-1685
Number of pages3
JournalTransplantation
Volume63
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - 15 Jun 1997
Externally publishedYes

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