Urologic complications after simultaneous pancreas-kidney transplantation: Hand-sewn versus stapled duodenocystostomy

V. Douzdjian, Kristene Gugliuzza, J. C. Fish

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Pancreas transplantation with bladder drainage of exocrine secretions may be associated with significant urologic complications. Stapled and hand-sewn duodenocystostomies were compared in 61 recipients of simultaneous pancreas-kidney transplants. Both methods resulted in similar urologic complication and allograft survival rates. Duodenal segment leaks were associated with significant morbidity and decreased patient and allograft survival.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)396-400
Number of pages5
JournalClinical Transplantation
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1995



  • Duodenocystostomy
  • Pancreas transplant
  • Urologic complications

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology
  • Transplantation

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