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Pancreatic islet autotransplantation with total pancreatectomy for chronic pancreatitis


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Title: Pancreatic islet autotransplantation with total pancreatectomy for chronic pancreatitis
Authors: Kuroki, Tamotsu / Adachi, Tomohiko / Ono, Shinichiro / Tanaka, Takayuki / Kitasato, Amane / Eguchi, Susumu
Issue Date: Jul-2013
Publisher: 日本外科学会 / Japan Surgical Society
Citation: Surgery Today, 43(7), pp.715-719; 2013
Abstract: Achieving pain relief and improving the quality of life are the main targets of treatment for patients with chronic pancreatitis. The use of total pancreatectomy to treat chronic pancreatitis is a radical and in some ways ideal strategy. However, total pancreatectomy is associated with severe diabetic control problems. Total pancreatectomy with islet autotransplantation can relieve severe pain and prevent the development of postsurgical diabetes. With islet autotransplantation, patients with chronic pancreatitis receive their own islet cells and therefore do not require immunosuppressive therapy. In the future, total pancreatectomy with islet autotransplantation may be considered a treatment option for chronic pancreatitis patients.
Keywords: Chronic pancreatitis / Islet autotransplantation
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10069/33256
ISSN: 09411291
DOI: 10.1007/s00595-012-0382-7
Rights: © 日本外科学会 / The final publication is available at link.springer.com
Type: Journal Article
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