We report a 1-year patient and graft survival after combined liver-pancreatic islet transplantation. The patient was affected by a pancreatic neuroendocrine carcinoma with extensive liver metastasis. Native pancreas and total liver removal was undertaken after a good response to chemotherapy, and the patient was still cancer-free 1 year later. Normal liver function and insulin independence was achieved, although islet response to glucose challenge remained delayed. Immunosuppression was maintained with cyclosporin monotherapy.
|Volume||7 Suppl 1|
|Publication status||Published - 1994|
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