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Pancreas transplant - series—Procedure, part 1

Procedure, part 1

Overview

The donor duodenum, which remains attached to the donor pancreas, is attached to the recipient's small bowel to allow the digestive enzymes produced by the donor pancreas to drain into the small intestine.

Update Date 4/5/2015

Updated by: Debra G. Wechter, MD, FACS, General Surgery practice specializing in breast cancer, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, WA. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Isla Ogilvie, PhD, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.

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