Surgical implications of chronic pancreatitis.

  title={Surgical implications of chronic pancreatitis.},
  author={James O'Neill and HarryL. Greene and F K Grishan},
  journal={Journal of pediatric surgery},
  volume={17 6},
Surgical experience with 9 patients with chronic pancreatitis is reviewed. Vague, atypical abdominal pain and obstructive jaundice were the most common form of presentation. Serum amylase was elevated in less than half the patients. Ultrasound, ERCP, and operative cholangiopancreatography were the most helpful studies. Ampullary or intrapancreatic obstruction were the main indications for operation, and, when relieved, resulted in resolution of symptoms for an average followup of 4.4 yr… CONTINUE READING


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