Transplanted pancreas and kidney

A donor pancreas and kidney are placed in your lower abdomen. The ureter — the tube that links the kidney to the bladder — of the donor kidney is connected to your bladder. The donor pancreas with a small segment of donor duodenum is connected to either a loop of your small bowel or your bladder. Your original pancreas and kidneys are typically left in place unless they're causing complications.

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