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HPB Surgery
Volume 5 (1992), Issue 2, Pages 117-122
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/1992/97549

Pancreaticojejunostomy For Severe Symptomatic Chronic Pancreatitis

University Hospital of South Manchester, Nell Lane, Withington, Manchester M20 8LR, UK

Received 7 August 1991; Accepted 27 August 1991

Copyright © 1992 Hindawi Publishing Corporation. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

The role of operation, particularly pancreaticojejunostomy, in the treatment of abdominal pain from chronic pancreatitis is controversial, but relief of pancreatic duct obstruction may decrease the rate of pancreatic organ failure. Our results over 6 years in 13 carefully selected patients suggest that pancreatic drainage does relieve pain but is less effective in preventing pancreatic exocrine failure. Pain was the indication for operation in all patients.