Course and outcome of chronic pancreatitis. Longitudinal study of a mixed medical-surgical series of 245 patients.

@article{Ammann1984CourseAO,
  title={Course and outcome of chronic pancreatitis. Longitudinal study of a mixed medical-surgical series of 245 patients.},
  author={Rudolf Ammann and A Akovbiantz and Felix Largiad{\`e}r and Georges Sch{\"u}ler},
  journal={Gastroenterology},
  year={1984},
  volume={86 5 Pt 1},
  pages={820-8}
}
Over the last 20 yr, 245 patients with chronic pancreatitis (163 with alcoholic relapsing pancreatitis; 145 of them with calcific pancreatitis) were prospectively studied at regular intervals with particular regard to pain, pancreatic functions, calcifications, pancreatic surgery, and survival. The median period of observation in the group with alcoholic relapsing calcific pancreatitis was 10.4 yr. In this group of 145 patients, 85% experienced lasting pain relief within a median time of 4.5 yr… CONTINUE READING
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