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2021 Feb 18

BMC Surg



A hybrid approach for chronic pancreatitis: combination of laparoscopic assisted distal pancreatectomy and open Frey procedure.


Saito K, Matsuo Y, Ueda G, Omi K, Hayashi Y, Imafuji H, Tsuboi K, Morimoto M, Ogawa R, Takahashi H, Naitoh I, Hayashi K, Kataoka H, Takiguchi S
BMC Surg. 2021 Feb 18; 21(1):91.
PMID: 33602183.


The treatment of chronic pancreatitis requires a surgical approach in patients who are refractory to medical therapy. During surgical treatment, ductal decompression is required, but a pancreatectomy is necessary for some patients, such as those with severe stenosis of the pancreatic duct. Indeed, suboptimal procedures lead to recurrent pancreatitis. We used a laparoscopic hybrid approach for patients with severe stenosis of the pancreatic duct. In this report, we present the feasibility and outcomes of our approach.