Simultaneous pancreas-kidney transplant in two children with hemolytic-uremic syndrome

Pediatr Nephrol. 1997 Aug;11(4):485-7. doi: 10.1007/s004670050322.


Simultaneous pancreas-kidney (SPK) transplantation has rarely been performed in the pediatric population. This report describes successful SPK transplantation in a 12-year-old girl and a 14-year-old boy with renal and pancreatic insufficiency secondary to postdiarrheal hemolytic-uremic syndrome. All reported cases of pediatric SPK transplantation are reviewed. SPK transplantation is a feasible option in selected pediatric patients with combined pancreatic and renal insufficiency.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Child
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Type 1 / complications
  • Female
  • Hemolytic-Uremic Syndrome / surgery*
  • Humans
  • Kidney Transplantation*
  • Male
  • Pancreas Transplantation*