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2022 Dec 12

BMC Surg



Outcomes after Frey’s procedure for chronic pancreatitis: a 8-year single-center experience in Colombia.


González J, Ayala D, Caballero N, Chaves C E R, Conde D, Sabogal Olarte J C
BMC Surg. 2022 Dec 12; 22(1):424.
PMID: 36503674.


Chronic pancreatitis is an inflammatory disease characterized by irreversible morphological changes due to chronic pancreatic fibrosis. The treatment goals are to relieve pain, preserve function, and prevent further pathological consequences. Endoscopic treatment, surgery, or both are options for untreatable pain or suspected malignancy. Frey procedure is a reasonable surgical intervention because of its hybrid character, combining resection and drainage. Unfortunately, there is limited information about the outcomes of this procedure in Latin America, and few cases described in Colombia. This study aims to describe the experience of a pancreatic surgery reference center in the management of patients undergoing Frey's surgery for chronic pancreatitis.