Retrieval of the pancreas allograft for whole-organ transplantation

Jonathan A. Fridell, John A. Powelson, Chandrashekhar A. Kubal, George W. Burke, Junichiro Sageshima, Jeffrey Rogers, Robert J. Stratta

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Proper pancreas retrieval during multi-organ recovery is one of the cornerstones of technically successful whole-organ pancreas transplantation. With evolving surgical approaches for organ retrieval and implantation, it has become standard to procure the pancreas in conjunction with other abdominal organs without compromising either vasculature, graft quality, or transplant outcomes. This review summarizes the major steps required for proper whole-organ retrieval of the pancreas allograft with suggestions and tips whenever alternative approaches are available.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1313-1330
Number of pages18
JournalClinical Transplantation
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 1 2014


  • Organ donation
  • Organ procurement
  • Organ retrieval
  • Pancreas transplantation
  • Surgical technique

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Transplantation


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