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Pancreas Graft Pathology

  • Raouf E. Nakhleh

Abstract

Solid-organ pancreas transplants are performed to alleviate signs and symptoms of diabetes mellitus, control blood glucose levels, and slow the progress of secondary complications.1,2 Many serological tests have been devised to monitor pancreas function.3–5 The vast majority of these tests indicate dysfunction and may correlate with severity, but none of them specifically show pancreas allograft rejection. Tissue diagnosis remains the gold standard for determining the presence of rejection.6–9 Other pathologic processes such as infection may be diagnosed by other means, but tissue diagnosis is frequently needed to confirm those results and exclude rejection.

Keywords

Acute Pancreatitis Acute Rejection Chronic Rejection Pancreas Transplant Hyperacute Rejection 
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