What surgical options are available for children and teens with chronic pancreatitis?

Physicians explain how patients with chronic pancreatitis can have a range of surgery options made available to them if medical and endoscopic approaches have been exhausted, chronic pain has become debilitating, or if the patient needs to rely on opioids over the long term. They discuss how surgical operations can range from more conventional procedures - such as Puestow or Whipple procedures - to more extensive operations like a total pancreatectomy with islet autotransplantation (TPIAT).

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Animation - Helping Kids and Teens to Understand and Prepare for Pancreatic Surgery
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