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Pancreas transplantation: 50 years of experience

Abstract: In December 1966, the first pancreas transplant ever was performed at the University of Minnesota. R. Lillehei and W. Kelly, transplanted a kidney and a pancreas in a diabetic patient on dialysis, getting function of both organs. Since then, the technical and immunological advances in this transplant have resulted in graft and patient survival results as the rest of the abdominal solid organ transplants. The balance of these 50 years is that more than 50,000 diabetic patients have been transplanted in more than 200 centers around the world. In our country the first transplant was performed 34 years ago in Barcelona and now 12 centers perform about 100 transplants per year. Although advances in diabetes control have been very important, pancreas transplantation continues to be the only method that allows normalization of the carbohydrates metabolism to improve the quality of life and, above all, to increase the survival of these patients.

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 Autoría: Daniel Casanova Rituerto

 Fuente: Cirugía española, 2017, 95(5), 254-260

Editorial: Elsevier Doyma

 Año de publicación: 2017

Nº de páginas: 7

Tipo de publicación: Artículo de Revista

 DOI: 10.1016/j.ciresp.2017.02.005

ISSN: 0009-739X,1578-147X

Url de la publicación: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ciresp.2017.02.005