Technique and results of duodenum-preserving resection of the head of the pancreas in the treatment of chronic pancreatitis.

P. Arkosy, J. Hallay, P. Sápy

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Abstract

Surgical treatment of chronic pancreatitis is either by ductal decompression or resection of the pancreas. Among various resection operations the duodenum preserving resection of the head of the pancreas is the newest surgical technique. At the 2nd Dept. of Surgery of Debrecen Medical University duodenum preserving resection of the head of the pancreas with simple modified reconstruction was performed in 22 patients with chronic pancreatitis. The authors evaluate the early and late results: there was no mortality. The rate of complication was 27.2%. Considering late results complete relief of pain was found in about 80% of patients. The authors suggest that this type of resection can be well applied in the treatment of chronic pancreatitis with low risk and relatively good late results.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4-6
Number of pages3
JournalActa Chirurgica Hungarica
Volume36
Issue number1-4
Publication statusPublished - 1997

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