Introduction Purpose To evaluate the short- and long-term outcomes of the Frey procedure for chronic pancreatitis (CP). Chronic pancreatitis (CP) is a long-standing inflammatory Methods The subjects of this study were 12 patients disease of the pancreas, manifesting as severe pain and who underwent the Frey procedure for CP between Janu- malabsorption. Although the severe pain can often be man- ary, 2000 and December, 2016. We assessed pain relief, aged with medication, some patients need surgical inter- weight gain, and exocrine/endocrine insufficiency during vention. The surgical strategies involve resection of the follow-up. inflammation and drainage of parenchymal pressure and Results The study population comprised 11 men and 1 ductal hypertension. The representative surgery for former woman (91.7% vs. 8.3%; mean age, 50.3 ± 6.8 years; is pancreaticoduodenectomy (PD). PD is useful for remov- range 39–61 years). Pancreatitis was caused by alcohol in ing the inflammatory mass from the pancreatic head, but 9 (75%) patients and was idiopathic in 3 (25%) patients. it is associated with high mortality and morbidity, includ- The mean follow-up period was 82.5 ± 46.5 months (range ing pancreatic fistula and cholangitis, despite CP being a 16.9–152.1 months). There was no operative mortality, benign disease [1–3].
Surgery Today – Springer Journals
Published: Jun 8, 2017
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