[Chronic pancreatitis with inflammatory enlargement of the pancreatic head].

@article{Friess1995ChronicPW,
  title={[Chronic pancreatitis with inflammatory enlargement of the pancreatic head].},
  author={Helmut Friess and Michael M{\"u}ller and Mark O Ebert and Markus W. B{\"u}chler},
  journal={Zentralblatt fur Chirurgie},
  year={1995},
  volume={120 4},
  pages={292-7}
}
A number of patients with chronic pancreatitis develop an inflammatory enlargement of the head of the pancreas leading to complications such as common bile duct, duodenal, pancreatic duct, and/or vascular obstruction. The duodenum preserving pancreatic head resection has been developed to treat these lesions and to avoid a Whipple procedure in chronic pancreatitis. Between 1972 and 1992 280 patients (231 male, 49 female, mean age 44, range 22-76 years) underwent a duodenum preserving pancreatic… CONTINUE READING