Human islet transplantation: lessons from 13 autologous and 13 allogeneic transplantations.

BACKGROUND A series of 13 islet autotransplantations and 13 islet allotransplantations performed between 1992 and 1999 at the University Hospital of Geneva are presented. Factors affecting the outcome are analyzed. METHODS Islet autotransplantation has been performed in seven patients with chronic pancreatitis and in six patients with benign tumors… (More)