Prospective analysis of pancreatic grafts with duplex-Doppler ultrasound: value of resistive index in the diagnosis of rejection

  • R. Gilabert
  • C. Bru
  • L. Fernandez-Cruz
  • A. Saenz
  • E. Astudillo
  • M. J. Ricart
Conference paper

Abstract

The diagnosis of rejection and its differentiation from other causes of pancreatic graft dysfunction remain the basic problem in pancreas transplantation. A previous study with pulsed Doppler (PD) done at our institution demonstrated an increase of the resistive index (RI) during pancreatic graft rejection episodes [1]. The aim of the study was to determine prospectively the utility of duplex-Doppler (DD) ultrasound (US) in identifying the cause of pancreatic graft dysfunction. The major clinical categories were graft rejection and graft pancreatitis.

Key words

Duplex-Doppler ultrasound pancreatic rejection Pancreatic rejection diagnosis 

Reference

  1. 1.
    Gilabert R, Fernández-Cruz L, Bru C, Sans A, Andreu J (1988) Duplex-Doppler ultrasonography in monitoring clinical pancreas transplantation. Transplant Int 1: 172–177Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. Gilabert
    • 1
  • C. Bru
    • 1
  • L. Fernandez-Cruz
    • 2
  • A. Saenz
    • 2
  • E. Astudillo
    • 2
  • M. J. Ricart
    • 3
  1. 1.Departments of RadiologyUniversity of BarcelonaBarcelonaSpain
  2. 2.Departments of SurgeryUniversity of BarcelonaBarcelonaSpain
  3. 3.Transplant UnitUniversity of BarcelonaBarcelonaSpain

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