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Pancreatic Transplant in Diabetes

Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB)


Whole organ pancreas transplantation is increasingly being performed for the treatment of diabetes mellitus. To date, over 32,000 pancreas transplants have been performed worldwide. The procedure is associated with significant mortality and morbidity in early transplant period. However, the successful pancreas transplantation has the potential to render patients insulin-independent and halt the progression of complications of diabetes, thereby improving both quality of life and patient survival.


Pancreas Transplantation Insulin Independence Bladder Drainage Graft Thrombosis Pancreatic Transplant 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Renal and Pancreas TransplantationManchester Royal InfirmaryManchesterUK
  2. 2.Department of Clinical RadiologyManchester Royal InfirmaryManchesterUK

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