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2019 Apr

J Am Coll Surg



How Durable Is Total Pancreatectomy and Intraportal Islet Cell Transplantation for Treatment of Chronic Pancreatitis?


Bellin MD, Beilman GJ, Sutherland DER, Ali H, Petersen A, Mongin S, Kirchner V, Schwarzenberg SJ, Trikudanathan G, Freeman ML, Pruett TL, Chinnakotla S
J Am Coll Surg. 2019 Apr; 228(4):329-339.
PMID: 30630085.


A total pancreatectomy and intraportal islet cell autotransplant (TPIAT) is increasingly being offered to patients with chronic pancreatitis (CP). The benefits include removal of the root cause of pain and amelioration of diabetes. However, the long-term durability of this operation remains unclear.