Inclusion of entire pancreas in the composite liver and intestinal graft in pediatric intestinal transplantation

Tomoaki Kato, Rene Romero, Roberto Verzaro, Evangelos Misiakos, Farrukh A. Khan, Antonio D. Pinna, Jose R. Nery, Phillip Ruiz, Andreas G. Tzakis

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Abstract

An entire pancreaticoduodenal complex was included in the liver and intestinal graft in eight children who received small-size grafts. This method showed several advantages compared to the traditional approach. They included reducing time for graft preparation by eliminating donor pancreas resection, no necessity of biliary reconstruction and leaving natural tissue support for blood vessels. The method was not associated with an increased risk of complications such as pancreatitis or rejection. It should be considered in pediatric liver and intestinal transplant recipients who require small-size grafts.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)210-214
Number of pages5
JournalPediatric Transplantation
Volume3
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 1999

Keywords

  • Children
  • Intestinal transplantation liver and intestinal transplant

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Transplantation

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    Kato, T., Romero, R., Verzaro, R., Misiakos, E., Khan, F. A., Pinna, A. D., Nery, J. R., Ruiz, P., & Tzakis, A. G. (1999). Inclusion of entire pancreas in the composite liver and intestinal graft in pediatric intestinal transplantation. Pediatric Transplantation, 3(3), 210-214. https://doi.org/10.1034/j.1399-3046.1999.00031.x