During a pancreas transplant, the recipient's diseased pancreas is
left in place. The donated pancreas is placed in the front part of the abdomen
and connected to the lower abdominal blood vessels. The donated duodenum is
attached to either the recipient's intestine or bladder so that pancreatic
secretions can drain.
ByHealthwise Staff Primary Medical ReviewerE. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine Specialist Medical ReviewerAnne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine