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Table 4 Pain score (Data are medians).

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

  Frey group
n = 30
Whipple group
n = 6
  preoperative follow-up preoperative follow-up
visual analog pain scale 87.5 0.5 (p < 0.001) 72.5 17.5 (n.s.)
frequency of pain attacks 87.5 12.5 (p < 0.05) 75 25 (n.s.)
Pain medication 3 0 (ns) 0 0 (n.s.)
Incapacity to work 50 0 (p = 0.001) 50 50 (n.s.)
Pain score 58.3 18.9 (p < 0.001) 48 23 (n.s.)