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How long can a pancreas survive outside the body before it needs to be transplanted?

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Dr. Rodrigo Vianna
Surgery - Transplant
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In brief: Within 24 hours

Usually it has to be transplanted within 24 hours.
It's better if you do it in less than 12 hours. Long ischemic times can cause delayed function of the organ.

In brief: Within 24 hours

Usually it has to be transplanted within 24 hours.
It's better if you do it in less than 12 hours. Long ischemic times can cause delayed function of the organ.
Dr. Rodrigo Vianna
Dr. Rodrigo Vianna
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In brief: Ischemia times

With current preservation solutions many centers accept cold preservation times up to 24 hours, although less than twelve is probably ideal.

In brief: Ischemia times

With current preservation solutions many centers accept cold preservation times up to 24 hours, although less than twelve is probably ideal.
Dr. Jonathan Fridell
Dr. Jonathan Fridell
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In brief: About 12 hours

Most whole organ pancreas transplants are done within 12 hours of organ recovery.
Longer than that causes damage to the graft. The shorter the preservation time the better.

In brief: About 12 hours

Most whole organ pancreas transplants are done within 12 hours of organ recovery.
Longer than that causes damage to the graft. The shorter the preservation time the better.
Dr. Stuart Flechner
Dr. Stuart Flechner
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