The History of Pancreas Transplantation: Past, Present and Future

  title={The History of Pancreas Transplantation: Past, Present and Future},
  author={J. Squifflet and R. Gruessner and D. Sutherland},
  journal={Acta Chirurgica Belgica},
  pages={367 - 378}
  • J. Squifflet, R. Gruessner, D. Sutherland
  • Published 2008
  • Medicine
  • Acta Chirurgica Belgica
  • Abstract The first attempt to cure type 1 diabetes by pancreas transplantation was done at the University of Minnesota, in Minneapolis, on December 17, 1966, followed by a series of whole pancreas transplantation. Due to the lack of potent immunosuppressive drugs, rejections and infections, it was concluded that pancreas was less antigenic than the kidney which was less antigenic than the duodenum. It opened the door to a period, between the mid 70’s to mid 80’s where only segmental pancreatic… CONTINUE READING
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