Pancreatic resection with islet cell autotransplant for the treatment of severe chronic pancreatitis.

@article{Argo2008PancreaticRW,
  title={Pancreatic resection with islet cell autotransplant for the treatment of severe chronic pancreatitis.},
  author={Joshua L. Argo and Juan Luis Contreras and Mary M. Wesley and John D. Christein},
  journal={The American surgeon},
  year={2008},
  volume={74 6},
  pages={530-6; discussion 536-7}
}
Pancreatic resection can alleviate pain in properly selected patients with severe chronic pancreatitis (CP), although the apancreatic state causes "brittle" diabetes. Islet auto-transplantation (IAT) after resection can decrease diabetes-related morbidity. Twenty-six consecutive patients with CP who underwent 27 pancreatic resections with IAT from April 2005 to December 2007 were evaluated in this retrospective case control study. Data were collected by chart and operative note reviews and… CONTINUE READING
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