Pancreaticogastrostomy: the preferred operation for pain relief in chronic pancreatitis.

  title={Pancreaticogastrostomy: the preferred operation for pain relief in chronic pancreatitis.},
  author={Jeremy Pain and Michael J. Knight},
  journal={The British journal of surgery},
  volume={75 3},
We present the results of surgery in 53 patients with intractable pain due to chronic pancreatitis associated with pancreatic duct dilatation. Using a limited mucosal to mucosal anastomosis over a silastic T tube the main pancreatic duct was drained in 33 patients into a Roux-en-Y jejunal loop (pancreaticojejunostomy, PJ) and in 20 patients into the stomach (pancreaticogastrostomy, PG). There was one postoperative death in the PJ group and none in the PG group. All patients were followed up for… CONTINUE READING

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