Pancreas Allograft Thrombosis

Oxford Transplant Centre, Churchill Hospital, Oxford, United Kingdom.
Transplantation (Impact Factor: 3.83). 10/2010; 90(7):705-7. DOI: 10.1097/TP.0b013e3181eb2ea0
Source: PubMed


Thrombosis of the transplanted pancreas is a common and often catastrophic event. Predisposing factors include the hypercoagulable state of many patients with diabetic renal failure, preservation-related graft endothelial injury, and low-velocity venous flow. Clinical management includes optimization of modifiable risk factors, controlled anticoagulation, graft monitoring, and early therapeutic intervention.

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