Novel technique of total pancreatectomy before autologous islet transplants in chronic pancreatitis patients.

@article{Desai2011NovelTO,
  title={Novel technique of total pancreatectomy before autologous islet transplants in chronic pancreatitis patients.},
  author={Chirag Sureshchandra Desai and Derek A Stephenson and Khalid M Khan and Tun Jie and A C Gruessner and Horacio L. Rodriguez Rilo and Rainer W. G. Gruessner},
  journal={Journal of the American College of Surgeons},
  year={2011},
  volume={213 6},
  pages={
          e29-34
        }
}
i d c v c a l s U t t Chronic pancreatitis is a disease characterized by progressive destruction of the pancreatic exocrine tissue, leading to fibrosis and calcification of the pancreas. Patients develop severe and debilitating chronic abdominal pain and have an extremely poor quality of life. Pain is a major cause of morbidity, but exocrine and endocrine insufficiency is severe as well. Chronic pancreatitis may be a sequela of acute recurrent pancreatitis; causes include anatomic defects… CONTINUE READING
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