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