Pancreatojejunostomy in Combination with Transduodenal Pancreatic Sphincteroplasty

  • K. D. Rumpf
  • H. Bunzendahl
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Long-standing chronic pancreatitis dramatically interferes with pancreatic function and the well-being of the patient. Digestion and metabolism are impaired, and resulting diabetes and malnutrition are often grave. Relapsing abdominal pain may be severe and long lasting, leading to impaired social function. Surgery has its place in treating disabling pain and possibly interfering with pancreatic self-destruction. The ideal operation for chronic pancreatitis is a low-risk procedure that releaves pain completely and predictably and preserves pancreatic function. Most surgeons have preferred pancreatic resections during the past 20 years. We now believe that complete drainage of the pancreas may come closer to those requirements. A complete decrompression of the pancreas appears to be feasible in the treatment of severe pain without loss of organ function due to surgery.


Chronic Pancreatitis Pancreatic Duct Pancreatic Resection Pancreatic Function Drainage Procedure 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • K. D. Rumpf
    • 1
  • H. Bunzendahl
    • 2
  1. 1.Klinik für Allgemein- und AbdominalchirurgieStädtisches KlinikumFuldaGermany
  2. 2.Klinik für Abdominal- und TransplantationschirurgieMedizinische HochschuleHannoverGermany

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