Indications for Surgery and Surgical Procedures for Chronic Pancreatitis

  • Francesca Gavazzi
  • Alessandro Zerbi
  • Valerio Di Carlo
Part of the Updates in Surgery book series (UPDATESSURG)


In the management of chronic pancreatitis, pain has remained the main indication for surgical treatment over the years, but for a long time the high morbidity and mortality associated with pancreatic operations limited the use of this procedure for benign disease.


Common Bile Duct Chronic Pancreatitis Pancreatic Head Superior Mesenteric Vein Roux Limb 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Francesca Gavazzi
    • 1
  • Alessandro Zerbi
    • 1
  • Valerio Di Carlo
    • 1
  1. 1.Pancreas Unit, Department of SurgerySan Raffaele Scientific InstituteMilanItaly

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