Pancreatectomy for Chronic Pancreatitis
“Intra-Portal Alone Versus Intra- and Extra-Portal Transplantation of Pancreatic Islets After Total Pancreatectomy for Chronic Pancreatitis”
Randomized pilot trial of patients (n=30) undergoing Total Pancreatectomy and Islet AutoTransplant (TPIAT). Patients with islet harvest of greater than 5000 islet equivalents/kg body weight will be randomized to receive a portion of their islets into an omental pouch. For outcomes related to islet function, a group of normal volunteers (n=15) will be studied as a comparator group.
Procedure - Intrahepatic islets and islets in the omental pouch
Patients with islet harvest of >5000 islet equivalents per kg body weight will be randomized in a 1:1 ratio to 4000 IEq/kg delivered via intraportal route and the remainder implanted into a constructed omental pouch.
Procedure - Intrahepatic islets alone
This is the standard of care procedure. Patients with islet harvest of >5000 islet equivalents per kg body weight will be randomized in a 1:1 ratio to all islets autotransplanted intrahepatically via the intraportal route.
These individuals will undergo metabolic testing as well as islet cell function testing.
A Randomized Trial of Intra-Portal Alone Versus Intra- and Extra-Portal Transplantation of Pancreatic Islets After Total Pancreatectomy for Chronic Pancreatitis