Initial Australasian experience with portal-enteric drainage in simultaneous pancreas-kidney transplantation

Ben Kave, Ming Yii, Roger Bell, John Kanellis, David Scott, Alan Saunder

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Pancreas-kidney transplantation is currently the most effective method to re-establish euglycaemia in insulin-dependent diabetics with associated renal failure. The standard technique employed has been bladder drainage of exocrine secretions coupled with systemic venous drainage ( systemic-bladder (SB) drainage). The more physiological technique, enteric exocrine with portal venous drainage ( portal-enteric (PE) drainage), has been utilized sparingly in the past as a result of fears of technical complications. This paper compares the Monash Medical Centre experience with both techniques.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)722 - 727
Number of pages6
JournalANZ Journal of Surgery
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 2010

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