Pancreas and kidney transplantation: the San Raffaele Hospital (Milan, Italy) experience

V. Di Carlo, C. Staudacher, M. Cristallo, G. Ferrari, M. Carlucci, R. Castoldi, A. Secchi, E. La Rocca, S. Martinenghi, R. Caldara, G. Gallioli, C. Martani, G. Torri, G. Pozza

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Results of 33 simultaneous pancreas and kidney transplantations performed at the San Raffaele Hospital, Milan, Italy are presented. In 26 cases segmental neoprene duct-injected grafts were transplanted and in seven cases, duodenopancreatic bladder-drained grafts. Five-year patient, kidney and pancreas survival were respectively, 89%,72% and 58%. Five-year survival in patients with technically successful pancreas transplants was 73%. Thrombosis occured in 20% of cases. Mortality was 6% and overall morbidity 76%. Surgical complications were present in 51% of cases.

Original languageEnglish
Issue number1 Supplement
Publication statusPublished - Aug 1991


  • Pancreas transplant
  • Surgical complications

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Internal Medicine
  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism


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