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 Pancreatic Fistula Enzyme Replacement Therapy Distal Pancreatectomy 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jameson L. Chassin
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  1. 1.New York University School of MedicineUSA
  2. 2.Booth Memorial Medical CenterFlushingUSA
  3. 3.University Hospital, New York University Medical CenterUSA
  4. 4.New York Veterans Administration HospitalUSA
  5. 5.Bellevue HospitalUSA

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