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Revista Colombiana de Cirugía

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CAICEDO, Luis Armando et al. Exocrine bypass to the duodenum in simultaneous kidney and pancreas transplant, experience at Fundación Valle de Lili, Cali, Colombia. rev. colomb. cir. [online]. 2016, vol.31, n.3, pp.178-184. ISSN 2011-7582.

Introduction: Despite its recognition as an effective therapy for the management of patients with Type I diabetes mellitus and chronic renal failure, simultaneous kidney and pancreas transplant encounters difficulties in monitoring the pancreatic graft, and there is no strong serologic marker coupled with the difficulties in taking biopsies. We describe a modification of a surgical technique that allows endoscopic access through a duodenostomy. Material and methods. Patients who received simultaneous kidney-pancreas transplantation with exocrine bypass to the duodenum were selected to evaluate the safety of the procedure, the clinical postoperative course, and the medical and surgical complications. Results: Nine patients were submitted to simultaneous kidney-pancreas transplantation with exocrine bypass to the duodenum. Median age was 36, most patients where male. Cold ischemia time was 10 hours for the pancreatic graft and 11 hours for the kidney graft. Total hospital stay was 21 days. There was one death caused by pulmonary aspergillosis. Conclusion: The duodenal exocrine derivation permits and facilitates the evaluation and endoscopy follow-up of the pancreatic graft. It neither imposes greater technical demands in simultaneous kidney-pancreas transplantation, nor an increase in the number of complications directly related to the modification of the surgical procedure.

Keywords : Pancreas; exocrine; kidney transplantation; pancreas transplantation; diabetes mellitus; diabetes complications; renal insufficiency; chronic.

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