Surgery for chronic pancreatitis: the role of early surgery in pain management.

OBJECTIVES To examine if surgery performed for pain of chronic pancreatitis (CP) within 3 years diagnosis has greater odds of achieving complete pain relief than later surgery and to find optimal surgical timing for attaining pain relief in CP. METHODS Retrospective review of records at a tertiary institution 2003 to 2011 for CP where the operative… CONTINUE READING