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2020 Mar




Pancreaticoduodenectomy for paraduodenal pancreatitis is associated with a higher incidence of diabetes but a similar quality of life and pain control when compared to medical treatment.


Balduzzi A, Marchegiani G, Andrianello S, Romeo F, Amodio A, De Pretis N, Zamboni G, Malleo G, Frulloni L, Salvia R, Bassi C
Pancreatology. 2020 Mar; 20(2):193-198.
PMID: 31952917.


Paraduodenal pancreatitis is a focal form of chronic pancreatitis that affects the groove area between the duodenum and the head of the pancreas. Consensus regarding surgical or nonsurgical management as the best treatment option is still lacking.