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Table 1 Clinical characteristics of the study population.

From: Different surgical strategies for chronic pancreatitis significantly improve long-term outcome: a comparative single center study

  Frey group
n = 39
Whipple group
n = 12
Age (years, AV ± SD)   
Gender (m/f) 30/9 10/2
Etiology, number of patients   
   alcoholic pancreatitis 27 (69%) 8 (66%)
   pancreas divisum 7 (18%) 0
   idiopathic 8 (20%) 4 (33%)
Pain for > 12 months   
Number of patients 38 (97%) 10 (83%)
Period from diagnosis of CP until operation   
(months, AV ± SD) 60.1 ± 73.1 48.6 ± 71.6
Weight loss > 8%   
Number of patients 22 (56%) 6 (50%)
Increase in size of pancreatic head,   
number of patients   
   > 35 mm 11 (28%) 7 (58%)
   > 50 mm 7 (18%) 4 (33%)
Pseudocyst, number of patients 19 (49%) 4 (33%)
Bile duct stenosis, number of patients 23 (59%) 7 (58%)
Duodenal stenosis, number of patients 7 (18%) 1 (8%)
Thrombophlebitic splenomegaly   
Number of patients 1 (3%) 1 (8%)
Camebridge classification, number of patients   
   degree II 4 (10%) 1 (8%)
   degree III 11 (28%) 3 (25%)
   degree IV 24 (62%) 8 (67%)