Pancreas Transplantation

  • Andrea Risaliti
  • Nicola Cautero
  • Fabrizio di Francesco
  • Stefano De Luca
Part of the Updates in Surgery book series (UPDATESSURG)


Pancreas transplantation, developed to provide a self-regulated endogenous source of responsive insulin to the usual feedback systems, is the only therapy able to establish euglycemic status and standardization of glycosylated hemoglobin in diabetic patients [1, 2]. Despite exogenous insulin support, metabolic control is usually incomplete in diabetic patients, and in the long run diabetes causes many complications, such as retinopathy, sensitive and motorial neuropathy, vascular disease and, in 20–30% of cases, nephropathy.


Mycophenolate Mofetil Live Donor Kidney Transplantation Urologic Complication Mesenteric Root Anastomotic Fistula 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Andrea Risaliti
    • 1
  • Nicola Cautero
    • 1
  • Fabrizio di Francesco
    • 1
  • Stefano De Luca
    • 1
  1. 1.Hepato-Biliary-Pancreatic and Transplantation Unit, Department of Medical and Surgical SciencesPolytechnic University of MarcheAnconaItaly

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