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2019 Sep 18

BMC Surg



Early outcome of Frey’s procedure for chronic pancreatitis: Nepalese tertiary center experience.


Sah D N, Bhandari R S, Singh Y P, Vaidya P, Kansakar PBS, Ghimire B, Kandel B, Sah J K, Lakhey P J
BMC Surg. 2019 Sep 18; 19(1):139.
PMID: 31533694.


Chronic pancreatitis is a progressive and persistent inflammatory disease resulting in pancreatic insufficiency leading to diabetes and steatorrhea. Abdominal pain is the most debilitating feature and is often refractory to treatment. Medical management with adequate analgesia and replacement of pancreatic enzyme supplements is the first line in management of chronic pancreatitis. Surgery is reserved for those who fail medical management. The choice of surgical procedure and timing of surgery is a topic of debate. The objective of this study was to analyze surgical safety along with short- and long- term outcomes of Frey's procedure for patients suffering from chronic pancreatitis.