Chronic pancreatitis

Michael G. Sarr, L. William Traverso, Charles F. Frey, Kathrin Mayer, Hans G. Beger, Bettina Rau, Wolfgang Schlosser

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As our knowledge of the pathogenesis of pancreatitis-associated pain has matured and as experience with formal operative pancreatectomies has grown, the emphasis on operative treatment of patients with symptomatic chronic pancreatitis has switched from distal-based resections (60%→80%→95% pancreatectomies) to proximal based resections (pancreatoduodenectomy) and more recently to non-anatomic, duodenumpreserving subtotal resections. The following sections will address proximal and distal resections, respectively.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAtlas of Upper Gastrointestinal and Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Surgery
PublisherSpringer Berlin Heidelberg
Number of pages36
ISBN (Print)9783540200048
StatePublished - Dec 1 2007


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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Sarr, M. G., Traverso, L. W., Frey, C. F., Mayer, K., Beger, H. G., Rau, B., & Schlosser, W. (2007). Chronic pancreatitis. In Atlas of Upper Gastrointestinal and Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Surgery (pp. 849-884). Springer Berlin Heidelberg.