Pancreaticojejunostomy (Puestow) for Chronic Pancreatitis

  • Jameson L. Chassin


Chronic pancreatitis of the type severe enough to require surgery generally follows chronic alcohol abuse. It is rare after an attack of biliary pancreatitis if the biliary calculi are removed. Occasionally trauma to the pancreas or congenital abnormalities of the pancreatic ducts may produce chronic pancreatitis.


Chronic Pancreatitis Pancreatic Duct Portal Hypertension Distal Pancreatectomy Uncinate Process 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jameson L. Chassin
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  1. 1.Clinical SurgeryNew York University School of MedicineNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.Department of SurgeryNew York Hospital Medical Center of QueensFlushingUSA

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