Reoperative Surgery for Chronic Pancreatitis: Is It Safe?

  title={Reoperative Surgery for Chronic Pancreatitis: Is It Safe?},
  author={Thomas Schnelldorfer and David N B Lewin and David Bruce Adams},
  journal={World Journal of Surgery},
Eleven percent to fifty-six percent of patients do not achieve adequate pain relief with initial operative treatment for chronic pancreatitis, and reoperations for recurrent or persistent pain are common. This study evaluates the influence of prior pancreatic procedures on operative morbidity for chronic pancreatitis. The records of 336 consecutive patients who underwent pancreaticoduodenectomy (PD, n = 78), lateral pancreaticojejunostomy (LPJ, n = 152), distal pancreatectomy (DP, n = 83… CONTINUE READING


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