During the Frey procedure, the head of the pancreas
is cut and a longer passage from the pancreas leading to the jejunum of the
small intestine is formed.
- Blocked bile
head resection with longitudinal pancreaticojejunostomy
head resection with pancreaticojejunostomy
Treated with the Frey Procedure:
The Frey procedure is performed in cases of chronic
pancreatitis due to a blocked pancreatic duct.
There are no comparable non-surgical alternatives to
the Frey procedure. The Puestow procedure is a surgical alternative.
with the Frey Procedure:
The Frey procedure is performed under general
anesthesia, which means that the patient is asleep and completely unaware
during the procedure.
Complications from the Frey Procedure:
Possible risks following the Frey procedure include
infection, bleeding and a negative reaction to the anesthesia.
after the Frey Procedure:
The prognosis for a positive end result following
the Frey procedure is good. Most patients experience relief from pain following
from the Frey Procedure:
Total recovery from
the Frey procedure takes six to eight weeks.