Pancreas transplantation.

Margarida Bastos, Maria Vítor Campos, Carla Baptista, Rui Alves, Carlos Bastos, Alfredo Mota, Manuela Carvalheiro, Linhares Furtado, Almeida Ruas


A clinic case of simultaneous pancreas/kidney transplantation on a type 1 diabetic patient is described. A six years follow-up was made with both organs functionating and a good quality of live. Then the authors make a review of the available surgical techniques, indications and complications of this form of treatment. A comparison between the Portuguese and the International experience was discussed.

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