Simultaneous Pancreas and Kidney Transplantation: First Report from Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences and Review of Anesthesia Considerations


1 Lung Transplantation Research Center, NRITLD,

2 Department of Anesthesiology,

3 Department of Urology, Labbafinejad Medical Center, Shahid Beheshti University M.C, TEHRAN-IRAN,

4 Network of Iranians for Knowledge and Innovations (NIKI), LOUISIANA - USA,

5 Tracheal Disease Research Center, NRITLD, Shahid Beheshti University M.C, TEHRAN-IRAN.


We report a 33 year-old woman presented with signs and symptoms of severe uncontrolled diabetes mellitus and chronic renal failure (diabetic nephropathy). She was prepared for emergency simultaneous pancreas and kidney transplantation (SPK) using hemodialysis and after compensating for the acid – base abnormality. She was discharged from the hospital about 3 week after the surgery with good renal and pancreatic function. A 2-month follow-up revealed no complication and a good renal and pancreatic function. Due to the importance of this kind of treatment and several anesthetic considerations of SPK we present this case report along with some pearls about related anesthetic view points. (Tanaffos2010; 9(4): 69-74)