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April 1958

Therapeutic Neurotomy on Head of Pancreas for Relief of Pain Due to Chronic PancreatitisA New Technical Procedure and Its Results

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Surgery, Tokyo Metropolitan Police Hospital.; Chief Surgeon of the Department of Surgery of Tokyo Metropolitan Police Hospital and Instructor of Tokyo University Medical School (Dr. Yoshioka). Head Assistant in the Surgical Section of Dr. H. Yoshioka, (Dr. Wakabayashi).

AMA Arch Surg. 1958;76(4):546-554. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1958.01280220066013

Introduction  Mallet-Guy and his co-workers1,2 performed, in 1942, left unilateral splanchnicectomy in a case of chronic relapsing pancreatitis for the first time in the world. He has now come to the opinion, from clinical and experimental studies, that the operation is not only a palliative procedure for interruption of the pain pathway from

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