Histological findings in "incidental" intraoperative pancreas allograft biopsies

C. B. Drachenberg, J. C. Papadimitriou, E. Schweitzer, B. Philosophe, C. Foster, S. T. Bartlett

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Thirty intraoperative needle core biopsies of well-functioning pancreas allografts were performed from 2 days to 7 years posttransplantation (mean 15.4 months). Most samples (83.3%) lacked significant inflammation or fibrosis. The five patients who showed features of ongoing low-grade acute rejection experienced premature graft losses due to chronic rejection. There were no complications related to the intraoperative biopsy itself.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)780-781
Number of pages2
JournalTransplantation proceedings
Issue number3
StatePublished - Apr 2004
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Transplantation


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