Morbidity associated with transplant pancreatectomy in recipients of simultaneous pancreas-kidney transplants

Viken Douzdjian, Kristene Gugliuzza

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The postoperative course of simultaneous pancreas-kidney transplant recipients who underwent transplant pancreatectomy was reviewed. Transplant pancreatectomy was performed in 12% of patients, 75% of whom developed postoperative complications. The most frequently observed complications were abscess formation, renal graft thrombosis, and iliofemoral venous thrombosis. The only demonstrable risk factor for postoperative morbidity was pre-existing intraperitoneal sepsis. Although renal graft survival was significantly lower in the transplant pancreatectomy group, patient survival was not affected.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)414-419
Number of pages6
JournalInfections in Medicine
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1996



  • Complications, postoperative
  • Pancreas
  • Sepsis
  • Transplant

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)

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