Pancreas and islet cell transplantation

Karla Larson-Wadd, Kumar G. Belani

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Transplantation of the pancreas or islet cells constitutes surgical treatment for patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus. Pancreas transplantation is now an established procedure for the surgical treatment of diabetes mellitus. Islet cell transplantation has the potential to be the procedure of choice once it becomes more routine because of the minimal surgery involved. Included in this chapter are the pathophysiology of diabetes, rationale for transplantation, and the surgical procedure itself.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)663-674
Number of pages12
JournalAnesthesiology Clinics of North America
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 2004

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