• Pancreas & Islets

     

    Handling bleeding during pancreas transplantation
    The success of pancreas transplantation is predominantly influenced by the associated surgical complications both early and late. One of the most dreaded vascular complications is hemorrhage, which is frequently both life and graft threatening. Management and diagnosis is a challenge, as well as deciding on the appropriate choice of treatment. Depending on the scenario therapeutic options are diverse and complex these include either conservative, radiological or surgical methods. Endovascular management is also an attractive choice, both in the perioperative and non-perioperative setting. There has also been an increase in the use of surgical/pharmacological adjuncts which can also be useful for some of these scenarios. The aim of this webinar is to discuss the complexities of managing such patients in both the acute and chronic setting.