[Experiences with duodenum-sparing pancreas head resection in chronic pancreatitis]

H G Beger, C Witte, W Krautzberger, R Bittner
Der Chirurg; Zeitschrift Für Alle Gebiete der Operativen Medizen 1980, 51 (5): 303-7
1. A duodenum-preserved resection of the pancreas head was performed in 12 patients with chronic pancreatitis and tumor of the pancreas head without malignancy. The defect of the pancreas was repaired by an interposition of an jejunal 100p. -- 2. The clinical lethality was 0%. Follow-up after an average of three years showed 75% of the patients were completely able to return to work. -- 3. This resection procedure saves the patient from partial gastrectomy, common duct resection, and duodenectomy as compared to duodenopancreatectomy.

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