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Authors Redfield RR, Rickels MR, Naji A, Odorico JS
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Journal Gastroenterol. Clin. North Am. Volume: 45 Issue: 1 Pages: 145-66
Publish Date 2016 Mar
PubMed ID 26895686

The field of pancreas transplantation has evolved from an experimental procedure in the 1980s to become a routine transplant in the modern era. With short- and long-term outcomes continuing to improve and the significant mortality, quality-of-life, and end-organ disease benefits, pancreas transplantation should be offered to more patients. In this article, we review current indications, patient selection, surgical considerations, complications, and outcomes in the modern era of pancreas transplantation. Copyright © 2016 The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System