Pediatric Grand Rounds (CME)

December 07, 2018 | 8:00am - 9:00am | Auditorium (180), Lucile Packard Children's Hospital

Pediatric Grand Rounds (CME): Total Pancreatectomy with Islet Autotransplantation in Children

Melena Bellin, MD – University of Minnesota

In this presentation, we will review the indications for total pancreatectomy with islet autoransplant (TPIAT), the procedure of TPIAT, and the outcomes for pain resolution and diabetes after the procedure. Medical management and current research findings will be discussed.

Session Description:

Children who have severe forms of recurrent acute and chronic pancreatitis have limited medical treatment options.  When disease is resulting in missed school, opioid dependence, and impaired quality of life, a total pancreatectomy with islet autoransplant (TPIAT) may be considered to relieve pain and improve quality of life.  In this procedure the islets are transplanted back into the liver to reduce the severity of post surgical diabetes.  In this presentation, we will review the indications for TPIAT, the procedure of TPIAT, and the outcomes for pain resolution and diabetes after the procedure.  Medical management and current research findings will be discussed.

Education goals for this session:

  • Describe when a TPIAT procedure would be considered for a child with chronic pancreatitis
  • Describe the change in functional status and quality of life seen after the procedure
  • Know the likelihood of insulin independence after TPIAT
  • Understand the potential impact of age on prognosis

Full event information: https://events.stanford.edu/events/814/81418

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