Whipple's procedure in a renal transplant recipient with polycystic liver disease
Journal of the Pancreas
Kidney transplantation; Liver diseases; Pancreaticoduodenectomy polycystic kidney diseases
Context: Polycystic disease is a rare disorder, which most commonly manifests in the kidney and liver. Recently an increased risk for pancreatic malignancies in subsets of patients with polycystic disease has been reported. Case report: We report a patient with polycystic liver and kidney disease who successfully underwent a Whipple's procedure for pancreatic adenocarcinoma. Conclusion: Although technical difficulty may increase, pancreaticoduodenectomy can be safely performed in patients with polycystic liver disease.
Bonatti, H., Huguet, K., McLaughlin, S., Stockland, A., Aranda-Michel, J., Al Haddad, M., Dougherty, M., Fitzpatrick, P., Kim, G., Martin, K., Hinder, R., & Nguyen, J. (2008). Whipple's procedure in a renal transplant recipient with polycystic liver disease. Journal of the Pancreas, 9 (4). Retrieved from https://hsrc.himmelfarb.gwu.edu/smhs_medicine_facpubs/4355