Local resection of the head of the pancreas combined with longitudinal pancreaticojejunostomy: Rationale and results in patients with chronic pancreatitis

Hung S Ho, Charles F. Frey

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Abstract

Local resection of the head of the pancreas combined with longitudinal pancreaticojejunostomy is an effective surgical procedure for patients with chronic pancreatitis. It is simple to perform, and carries low risk. It requires no division of the pancreas or resection of the uncinate process. It completely decompresses all ductal systems and does not result in significant compromise of endocrine and exocrine function of the pancreas. Pain relief was obtained in 88% of patients with chronic pancreatitis after the procedure. Its results compare favorably with other available surgical options for chronic pancreatitis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)134-140
Number of pages7
JournalDigestive Surgery
Volume13
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1996

Keywords

  • Chronic pancreatitis
  • Fibrosis
  • Local resection
  • Pancreatic head

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Gastroenterology

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