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Can you get a pancreas transplant in cystic fibrosis?

13 doctors weighed in
Dr. Rodrigo Vianna
Surgery - Transplant
6 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Yes you can. Some patients can get a lung pancreas or a liver, pancreas.
They have done very well at our institution.

In brief: Yes

Yes you can. Some patients can get a lung pancreas or a liver, pancreas.
They have done very well at our institution.
Dr. Rodrigo Vianna
Dr. Rodrigo Vianna
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3 doctors agree

In brief: Panc tx in CF

Yes, you can. This has exclusively been described in the context of simultaneous liver, lung or multivisceral transplantation to date.
The majority of these cases have been published, see 1. Transplant proc. 2005 oct;37(8):3567-9, 2. Pediatric transplantation vol. 7 issue 3 june 2003. P. 240-242 and 3. Journal of cystic fibrosis vol. 7 issue 4 july, 2008. P. 280-284.

In brief: Panc tx in CF

Yes, you can. This has exclusively been described in the context of simultaneous liver, lung or multivisceral transplantation to date.
The majority of these cases have been published, see 1. Transplant proc. 2005 oct;37(8):3567-9, 2. Pediatric transplantation vol. 7 issue 3 june 2003. P. 240-242 and 3. Journal of cystic fibrosis vol. 7 issue 4 july, 2008. P. 280-284.
Dr. Jonathan Fridell
Dr. Jonathan Fridell
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Dr. John Powelson
Surgery - Transplant
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

The pancreas is transplanted for diabetes, so if a cystic fibrosis patient has bad diabetes, a pancreas transplant will cure the diabetes.
Cystic fibrosis patients frequently also have digestive issues related to pancreatic function, so a transplanted pancreas can help with that as well. Finally, as mentioned by dr vianna, it is possible to transplant other organs simultaneously (lung, liver).

In brief: Yes

The pancreas is transplanted for diabetes, so if a cystic fibrosis patient has bad diabetes, a pancreas transplant will cure the diabetes.
Cystic fibrosis patients frequently also have digestive issues related to pancreatic function, so a transplanted pancreas can help with that as well. Finally, as mentioned by dr vianna, it is possible to transplant other organs simultaneously (lung, liver).
Dr. John Powelson
Dr. John Powelson
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Dr. Jonathan Fridell
to date has exclusively been done simultaneously with a liver, lung or multivisceral transplant. Many of these cases are published.
Dr. Amitabh Gautam
Surgery - Transplant
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Theoretically yes

Pancreas transplantation is usually done in the setting of the need for kidney transplant.
The risk of pancreas transplant alone in the form of immmunospression complications usually limits its use.

In brief: Theoretically yes

Pancreas transplantation is usually done in the setting of the need for kidney transplant.
The risk of pancreas transplant alone in the form of immmunospression complications usually limits its use.
Dr. Amitabh Gautam
Dr. Amitabh Gautam
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