[Gastrointestinal surgery and gastroenterology. VI. Chronic pancreatitis: surgical aspects].

@article{Gulik2000GastrointestinalSA,
  title={[Gastrointestinal surgery and gastroenterology. VI. Chronic pancreatitis: surgical aspects].},
  author={Thomas Matthijs van Gulik and Erik Hans Eddes},
  journal={Nederlands tijdschrift voor geneeskunde},
  year={2000},
  volume={144 6},
  pages={268-74}
}
The indications for surgical treatment of chronic pancreatitis are intractable pain or local complications. The purpose of preoperative investigation, apart from establishing the indications for operation, is to select the kind of procedure to be performed. Important factors include narrowing or dilatation of the pancreatic duct and the presence or absence of an inflammatory mass in the pancreas and of pseudocysts. A pylorus preserving pancreatoduodenectomy or duodenum preserving pancreatic… CONTINUE READING