Surgical intervention for regional complications of chronic pancreatitis.

  title={Surgical intervention for regional complications of chronic pancreatitis.},
  author={W K Huizinga and Louis Baker},
  journal={International surgery},
  volume={78 4},
In a five year review of 648 patients with chronic pancreatitis, 446 (68.8%) were documented with regional complications consisting of biliary, duodenal or colonic obstruction, pseudocysts, haemorrhage, pancreatic ascites and gastric varices. Although the majority could be treated conservatively, surgical intervention was needed in 129 patients (28.9%). The commonest operations were choledocho-duodenostomy for distal bile duct obstruction, gastro-enterostomy for duodenal obstruction, local… CONTINUE READING