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2020 Mar 13

World J Surg

Frey Procedure Combined with Biliary Diversion for the Treatment of Chronic Pancreatitis-Related Biliary Obstruction: Impact of the Types of Diversion.


Frey procedure (FP) has become the standard of treatment for patients with painful chronic pancreatitis and inflammatory head mass. Biliary diversion (BD) is necessary when there is persistent biliary obstruction after adequate head coring. The aim of the present study was to assess the impact of types of biliary diversion on short-term outcome and rates of stricture recurrence.