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Table 6 Comparison of study results relating to the Frey procedure and to partial pancreaticoduodenectomy.

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

  Medium surgery time in minutes Hospital stay in days Morbidity in % Transfusion, number as median value Weight gain, number in %
Frey procedure      
Own results 240 19.6 21% 1 50%
Frey, 1994 - 18.7 22% - 64%
Izbicki, 1995 289 - 9% 2.5 77%
Izbicki, 1997 284 - 22% 1.7 69%
Izbicki, 1998 245 - 19% 1.2 81%
Pancreaticoduodenectomy      
Own results 411 24.9 42% 4.5 33%
Klempa, 1995 - 21.7 43% - -
Izbicki, 1998 328 - 53% 3.2 40%