Pancreatic transplants are not as common as other transplants. They usually are performed in patients with type 1 diabetes who have extensive end-organ damage.55 Most pancreas transplantation procedures are performed together with kidney transplantation. Because most patients have end-stage renal disease from diabetes, they also may experience the same seizure rate postoperatively as kidney transplant patients.
Reviewed and revised March 2004 by Steven C. Schachter, MD, epilepsy.com Editorial Board.
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