During an islet transplantation we insert donor islets in the portal vein of the liver. The islets will be embedded there and produce insulin.
The LUMC as a center of expertise
In 2007 the LUMC was the first center in the Netherlands to perform islet transplantation. Since then more than fifty transplantations have been performed. This means that our doctors in the past years have gained a lot of experience and expertise about this operation.
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