Lebend-Organspende in der isolierten Pankreas- und simultanen Pankreas-Nieren-Transplantation

Translated title of the contribution: Solitary pancreas and simultaneous pancreas-kidney transplantation from living donors

Ch Troppmann, A. C. Grüssner, D. E.R. Sutherland, R. W.G. Grüssner

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We studied retrospectively 106 pancreas transplants from living donors. Of these, 83 were solitary pancreas transplants, done between June 1979 and December 1997 (51 pancreas transplants alone for non-uremic recipients as well as 32 pancreas-after-kidney transplants for previously uremic recipients with a functioning kidney graft), and 23 were simultaneous pancreas-kidney transplants (SPK), done between March 1994 and December 1997. In all, 105 (99%) donors were genetically related to the recipients. Perioperative donor mortality was O%. Donor complications included 9 splenectomies as well as 4 operatively drained and 7 percutaneously managed peripancreatic fluid collections. We noted hyperglycemia in 3 (3%) donors (all among the initial cases in this series). The 1-year graft survival rate was 50% for solitary pancreas recipients and 78% (pancreas) and 100% (kidney) for SPK recipients. Of the 5 pancreas graft losses which occurred after SPK, 3 were due to thrombosis, 1 to pancreatitis and infection, and 1 to chronic rejection. Currently, all kidney grafts and 18 pancreas grafts are functioning in these 23 dual organ recipients (with O% recipient mortality). Living donor pancreas and SPK grafting is associated with low donor morbidity and good graft outcome. With stringent donor criteria and appropriate counseling of the prospective donor/recipient pairs, living donor pancreas transplants may become a more widely applied therapeutic alternative for selected non-uremic and uremic patients with Type I diabetes.

Translated title of the contributionSolitary pancreas and simultaneous pancreas-kidney transplantation from living donors
Original languageGerman
Pages (from-to)734-738
Number of pages5
JournalZentralblatt fur Chirurgie
Issue number8
StatePublished - 1999


  • Kidney transplantation
  • Living donor
  • Pancreas transplantation
  • Rejection
  • Type I insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery


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