Whipple's procedure in a renal transplant recipient with polycystic liver disease

Hugo Bonatti, Kevin Huguet, Sarah McLaughlin, Andrew Stockland, Jaime Aranda-Michel, Mohamed Al Haddad, Marjorie Dougherty, Peter Fitzpatrick, George Kim, Kirk Martin, Ronald Hinder, Justin H. Nguyen

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)515-519
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of the Pancreas
Issue number4
StatePublished - Aug 13 2008


  • Kidney transplantation
  • Liver diseases
  • Pancreaticoduodenectomy polycystic kidney diseases

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Hepatology
  • Endocrinology


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