The authors describe an original surgical technique for pancreatic transplantation carried out on an experimental rat model which duplicates as closely as possible the anatomic-functional situation of a pancreatic graft in man (one arterovenous vascular peduncle with one functioning kidney only). The technique entails a microanastomosis between the mesenteric artery and the portal vein of the donor organ with the left renal artery and vein of the recipient. This method appears to be technically encouraging and particularly useful in studying the early phases of ischemic graft injuries, a field in which the authors are particularly interested.
- Experimental pancreatic transplantation
- Surgical technique
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