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.
|Pages (from-to)||722 - 727|
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||ANZ Journal of Surgery|
|Publication status||Published - 2010|