Distant processing of pancreas islets for autotransplantation following total pancreatectomy.

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BACKGROUND Small duct chronic pancreatitis is associated with intractable pain and failure to thrive, usually unresponsive to conventional management approaches. Total pancreatectomy is considered after failure of medical intervention. The major morbidity following total pancreatectomy is diabetes mellitus with its associated complications. This adverse… (More)

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