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Surgical Treatment of Chronic Pancreatitis

  • Sui-Zhi Gao
  • Gang Jin
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Abstract

Surgical treatment is one important part of clinical management for chronic pancreatitis (CP), the goals of which can roughly be divided into three categories: to remit or eliminate pain; to retain pancreatic tissues as much as possible and to treat complications. Nevertheless, surgical approaches could not slow the disease progression or restore normal secretion functions. Therefore, surgeons should strictly follow surgical indications.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Pancreatic SurgeryChanghai Hospital, The Second Military Medical UniversityShanghaiChina
  2. 2.Chinese Institute of Pancreatic DiseasesShanghaiChina

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