Experience with total pancreatectomy

Donald B. McConnell, Truman M. Sasaki, William Garnjobst, R. Mark Vetto

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Total pancreatectomy for benign disease should be considered only in highly selected patients and then only after lesser surgical procedures have failed. At present, truncal vagotomy and adequate gastrectomy should be part of the operation to prevent marginal ulceration. A multitude of undesirable problems, many requiring reoperation, may arise postoperatively and can compromise an otherwise excellent outcome with regard to pain control.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)646-649
Number of pages4
JournalThe American Journal of Surgery
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 1980

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  • Surgery


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