Endocrine Disorders

Pancreas transplant at same time as renal transplant

The norm today is for insulin dependent, so called juvenile diabetics, to have a pancreas transplant at the same time as the renal transplant. The post op. immunosuppression is the same and I would think the diary should be the same as for renal transplantation. I.e. if only a pancreas transplant is done, depending, again, on the outcome, the diary should be one year. Other considerations should also be evaluated. For instance, immunosuppression with frequent infections might fit under a 14.00 listing but for a straight pancreatic transplant I believe it should meet a listing and be given only a one year diary. Also, if a dual transplant is done, I do not believe this should alter the diary period.

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