Bezoar-Related Pancreatitis in Enterically Drained Pancreas Transplant

H. H. Haider, H. Illanes, G. Ciancio, J. Miller, G. W. Burke

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Abstract

Simultaneous kidney and pancreas transplantation is currently the treatment of choice for type 1 diabetes mellitus with end-stage renal disease. As a result of improvements in surgical techniques and the efficacy of immunosuppression, patient and graft survival rates have improved dramatically over the last two decades. Despite this, it remains a challenging surgical procedure with many potential complications and occasional controversies. Causes of pancreatitis after pancreas transplantation with enteric drainage are not well documented in the literature. We report a case of allograft pancreatitis from pancreatic duct outflow obstruction due to formation of a bezoar in a diverticulized transplant duodeno-jejunal anastomosis. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first case of allograft pancreatitis reported in the literature occurring from bezoar formation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)196-198
Number of pages3
JournalTransplantation proceedings
Volume39
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Transplantation

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