Beger's operation and the Berne modification: origin and current results.

BACKGROUND/PURPOSE The purpose of this paper is to illuminate the origin and current results of the duodenum-preserving pancreatic head resection (DPPHR) developed by Beger in the 1970s, as well as its simplified Berne modification, for patients suffering from chronic pancreatitis (CP). Indications for the procedures and their results are presented on the… CONTINUE READING