Surgical treatment of chronic pancreatitis new standards journal digestive surgery vol 13 no 2 ralph starling new 519 language english. Surgical treatment of chronic pancreatitis has recently evolved to a new stage of development improved imaging techniques have facilitated the development of surgical procedures which are tailored to the predominant structural abnormalities of the pancreas. Laparoscopic techniques have been described for all of the surgical procedures utilized in the treatment of chronic pancreatitis including surgery for pseudocysts hepaticojejunostomy for biliary bypass puestow type lateral pancreaticojejunostomy the frey procedure fig 3 and pancreatic head resection. The natural course leads to autodestruction of the gland and frequently to spontaneous relief of pain ammann 1984 the prognosis of chronic pancreatitis is listed in table 1 pedersen et al 1982 showed that patients with chronic pancreatitis have a 5 year survival of 65 a 10 year survival of 43 and a 20 year survival of 50. Surgical treatment of chronic pancreatitis new standards book read reviews from worlds largest community for readers
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