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Pancreas transplant

Pancreas transplant

Pancreas transplant: A pancreas transplant is surgery to place the pancreas and some of the small intestine from a clinically brain dead donor into the lower abdomen of a patient with poorly managed type I diabetes.

Diseases And Conditions Treated: Pancreas transplant

These diseases and conditions may be treated with the surgical procedure Pancreas transplant:

Non-Surgical Options: Pancreas transplant

These non-surgical medical options may be possible alternative treatments to performing Pancreas transplant:

Other Surgical Options: Pancreas transplant

Surgical procedure options to consider as an alternative for Pancreas transplant may include these surgeries:

Anesthetic Requirements for Pancreas transplant

These surgical anesthetic requirements for the procedure Pancreas transplant may include:

Procedure Complications: Pancreas transplant

Possible surgical complications of Pancreas transplant may include:

  • Transplant failure
  • Transplant rejection
  • Bleeding
  • Infection
  • Scarring
  • Blood clots
  • Lifestyle changes
  • Lifelong medication to prevent rejection
  • Side effects from medication
  • Adverse reaction to anesthesia

Prognosis for a Good Outcome: Pancreas transplant

The prognosis for a good medical outcome: A transplanted pancreas continues to function in about half of patients after five years. The results are better for patients receiving the pancreas and a kidney from the donor.

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