Surgical complications after simultaneous pancreas-kidney transplant with bladder drainage.

Academic Article


  • The proper management of surgical complications after simultaneous pancreas-kidney transplantation is essential to minimize morbidity. The almost universal acceptance of bladder drainage has shifted the complications after pancreatic transplantation from intra-abdominal to urologic. Most urologic complications will respond to conservative therapy. However, the early conversion to enteric drainage can be safely utilized when conservative therapy fails.
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  • Adult, Drainage, Female, Graft Rejection, Graft Survival, Humans, Immunosuppression, Kidney Transplantation, Male, Middle Aged, Organ Preservation, Pancreas Transplantation, Postoperative Complications, Retrospective Studies, Tissue and Organ Procurement, Urethral Diseases, Urinary Bladder, Urinary Tract Infections
  • Author List

  • Eckhoff DE; Sollinger HW
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  • 185
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  • 191