During a pancreas-kidney transplant, the
pancreas and kidney from a clinically brain dead donor is transplanted into the
Treated with a Pancreas-Kidney Transplant:
A pancreas-kidney transplant may be utilized
in cases of poorly managed type 1 diabetes.
Insulin injections are a non-surgical
alternative to a pancreas-kidney transplant. Surgical alternatives to the
procedure include pancreatic islet transplantation and pancreas transplant.
with a Pancreas-Kidney Transplant:
A pancreas-kidney transplant is performed
under general anesthesia, which means that the patient is asleep and completely
unaware during the procedure.
Complications from a Pancreas-Kidney Transplant:
Possible risks following a pancreas-kidney
transplant include infection, bleeding, scarring, blood clots and a negative
reaction to the anesthesia. It is possible for the transplant to fail or for
the transplant to be rejected. Patients will likely need to take lifelong
medication in order to prevent rejection, which has side effects.
after a Pancreas-Kidney Transplant:
The prognosis for a
positive end result following a pancreas-kidney transplant is good. A
transplanted pancreas functions for about five years. The prognosis is better
for patients who receive a pancreas and kidney transplant rather than the