Live Donor Pancreas Transplantation
Live donor pancreas transplantation is a rarely performed operation due to stringent requirements and potential risks to the donor. However, in the context of the difficult-to-transplant, highly sensitized pancreas transplant recipients, living pancreas donation may be an option and should be considered in high-volume centers with the appropriate expertise. The advent of laparoscopic and robotic technology has reduced the morbidity of the donor operation. This chapter discusses inclusion and exclusion criteria for potential donors as well as preoperative workup and outcomes of this highly selected group.
KeywordsPancreas transplant Live donor Laparoscopic pancreatectomy Segmental pancreas transplant
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