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World J Transplant. Dec 28, 2020; 10(12): 415-421
Published online Dec 28, 2020. doi: 10.5500/wjt.v10.i12.415
Immediate post-operative complications (I): Post-operative bleeding; vascular origin: Thrombosis pancreatitis
Jose Antonio Perez Daga, Rosa Perez Rodriguez, Julio Santoyo
Jose Antonio Perez Daga, Rosa Perez Rodriguez, Julio Santoyo, Department of Surgery, Hospital Regional de Málaga, Malaga 29010, Spain
Author contributions: Perez Daga JA contributes by choosing the topic, providing expert opinion for writing our work and final editing of the manuscript; Perez Rodriguez R contributes by writing the manuscript; Santoyo J reviewed the manuscript; all authors have read and approve the final manuscript.
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Corresponding author: Jose Antonio Perez Daga, MD, PhD, Surgeon, Department of Surgery, Hospital Regional de Málaga, Av. de Carlos Haya, 84, Malaga 29010, Spain.
Received: June 23, 2020
Peer-review started: June 23, 2020
First decision: October 23, 2020
Revised: November 17, 2020
Accepted: December 17, 2020
Article in press: December 17, 2020
Published online: December 28, 2020
Core Tip

Core Tip: Pancreas transplantation still has the highest rate of surgical complications among all solid organ transplants. Pancreatic graft thrombosis leads these technical complications as the leading cause of early pancreatic graft loss. Hemoperitoneum in the early postoperative period frequently requires a relaparotomy, but usually it is not associated with graft loss. Severe pancreatitis is a major complication because it is associated with infection and can lead to graft loss.