Evidence-Based Surgical Treatments for Chronic Pancreatitis.

  title={Evidence-Based Surgical Treatments for Chronic Pancreatitis.},
  author={Joerg Kleeff and Christian St{\"o}ss and Julia V Mayerle and Lynne Stecher and Matthias Maak and P Simon and Ulrich Nitsche and Helmut Friess},
  journal={Deutsches Arzteblatt international},
  volume={113 29-30},
BACKGROUND If conservative treatment of chronic pancreatitis is unsuccessful, surgery is an option. The choice of the most suitable surgical method can be difficult, as the indications, advantages, and disadvantages of the available methods have not yet been fully documented with scientific evidence. METHODS In April 2015, we carried out a temporally unlimited systematic search for publications on surgery for chronic pancreatitis. The target parameters were morbidity, mortality, pain… CONTINUE READING
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