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Pancreaticojejunostomy: a valid operation in chronic pancreatitis?
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PMID:  19086168     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: Patients with chronic pancreatitis and intractable pain may be candidates for surgical intervention and various types of surgery have been described over time. The objective of this study was to describe long-term outcome following pancreaticojejunostomy in patients with chronic pancreatitis. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Thirty-two patients with chronic pancreatitis underwent lateral pancreatiocojejunostomy and were then followed-up for 5 years. RESULTS: The short-term results on relief of abdominal pain were good, but seemed to deteriorate at long-term follow-up (5 years), as did pancreatic exocrine and endocrine function. A substantial number of patients admitted to continued alcohol abuse at 5-year follow-up (31%). CONCLUSIONS: Pancreaticojejunostomy in patients with chronic pancreatitis renders good pain relief. In effect, the deterioration in abdominal pain at long-term follow-up was in parallel with a tendency towards a decline in both exocrine and endocrine function and a continued alcohol abuse.
Roland Andersson; Anna Börjesson; Per-Jonas Blind; Bobby Tingstedt
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Scandinavian journal of gastroenterology     Volume:  43     ISSN:  0036-5521     ISO Abbreviation:  Scand. J. Gastroenterol.     Publication Date:  2008 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-12-15     Completed Date:  2009-01-27     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0060105     Medline TA:  Scand J Gastroenterol     Country:  Norway    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1000-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Surgery, Clinical Sciences, Lund University Hospital, Lund, Sweden.
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MeSH Terms
Abdominal Pain / diagnosis*,  etiology
Cholangiopancreatography, Endoscopic Retrograde
Follow-Up Studies
Middle Aged
Pain Measurement
Pancreaticojejunostomy / methods*
Pancreatitis, Chronic / complications,  diagnosis,  surgery*
Retrospective Studies
Time Factors
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Treatment Outcome
Young Adult

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