Pancreatic autotransplantation in man following 95% pancreatectomy for recurrent pancreatitis

E. Tosatti, U. Valente, C. Campisi

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Abstract

In November 1978, a patient with serious recurrent chronic pancreatitis underwent a total pancreatectomy (95% pancreatic resection). The pancreas, resected, was transplanted into the thigh anastomosing the splenic vessels to the femoral vessels. The results were quite favourable: abdominal and back pains together with diarrhoea disappeared, while his appetite revived. There was an increase in his body weight; sugar and insulin levels were back to pretreatment levels. Two other cases of pancreatic autotransplantation following 95% pancreatectomy for relapsing chronic pancreatitis were treated with similar results.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)122-126
Number of pages5
JournalSurgery in Italy
Volume9
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1979

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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