Successful living related simultaneous pancreas-kidney transplant between identical twins

Enrico Benedetti, Ty Dunn, Malek G. Massad, Vandad Raofi, Amelia Bartholomew, Rainer W G Gruessner, Carolyn Brecklin

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Abstract

Simultaneous pancreas-kidney transplant from living donors has been recently proposed as an effective therapeutic option in selected uremic patients with type I diabetes. We report the first simultaneous pancreas- kidney transplant performed between identical twins. Posttransplant, the recipient has been maintained on low dose cyclosporine to avoid recurrent auto-immune insulitis. At the 1-year follow-up, both donor and recipient are well with normal renal function and excellent glucose control. Simultaneous pancreas-kidney transplant between identical twins can be performed successfully using cyclosporine to prevent recurrent auto-immune insulitis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)915-918
Number of pages4
JournalTransplantation
Volume67
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Mar 27 1999
Externally publishedYes

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Transplantation
  • Immunology

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Benedetti, E., Dunn, T., Massad, M. G., Raofi, V., Bartholomew, A., Gruessner, R. W. G., & Brecklin, C. (1999). Successful living related simultaneous pancreas-kidney transplant between identical twins. Transplantation, 67(6), 915-918.