Current and Future Developments in Surgery

Volume: 3

Organ Specific Considerations: Pancreas and Kidney

Author(s): Iyore James, Ashraf El-Hinnawi and Amer Rajab

Pp: 116-124 (9)

DOI: 10.2174/9781681087566118030012

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Pancreas transplantation is experiencing a resurgence in interest as one of the last frontiers in multiorgan transplantation. Most commonly performed in combination with kidney transplantation, this chapter reviews key aspects of donor assessment as well as preservation and anatomic recovery to enhance success of these procedures. Pancreas transplantation in Donation after cardiac death is also reviewed as an evolving potential source of organs in this field.

Keywords: Donation after Cardiac Death (DCD), Donation of Pancreas, Kidney Transplant, Pancreas Transplant.

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