A New Alternative for Chronic Pancreatitis

  • N. J. Lygidakis
  • M. N. van der Heyde
Conference paper


Chronic pancreatitis is a challenging clinical problem, and the results after surgical management are controversial [1–6]. It is distressing and disappointing for both the surgeon and the patient to learn soon after a time-consuming operation that the complaints and symptoms are coming back, and that a new operation or a new modality of management is warranted. How can we possibly avoid such a situation? On the basis of our experience in the Hepato-biliary-pancreatic unit of the Academic Medical Centre, we developed a new surgical technique that is applicable in a number of patients suffering of chronic pancreatitis.


Chronic Pancreatitis Pancreatic Duct Obstructive Jaundice Duodenal Obstruction Jejunal Mucosa 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • N. J. Lygidakis
  • M. N. van der Heyde
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Surgery, Academic Medical CentreUniversity of AmsterdamAmsterdamThe Netherlands

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