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Islet cell transplantation 

Islet cell transplantation
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Islet cell transplantation
Author(s):

Antonello Pileggi

and Camillo Ricordi

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199651429.003.0018
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date: 22 October 2019

Transplantation of isolated islets is currently performed via minimally invasive techniques with lower morbidity than vascularized pancreas transplantation (requiring major surgery). Moreover, clinical islet transplantation represents the platform toward the development of stem-cell-based therapies to restore β‎-cell function in the near future. This chapter provides an overview of the stateofthe art of clinical islet transplantation and briefly discusses current challenges and new developments in this rapidly evolving field.

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