Table 1: Summary of past studies of partial and total pancreatectomy for treatment of pancreatitis.
|Patient ages||Trial period||Country||Reference||Results|
|Not Reported||1952-1976||United States of America||||8 of 14 surviving patients (from an initial 26) did not have abdominal pain post pancreatectomy.
However, the surgery was found to produce many complications.
|4-67||1955-1975||United States of America||||9 of 19 patients were cured of their abdominal pain and able to return to work post pancreaticoduodenectomy.|
|1979-1986||England||||19 of 29 patients were cured of their abdominal pain,post total pancreatectomy. The remaining 10
patients still had pain that was less severe, often, and of shorter duration.
|Average: 40||1998-2008||United States of America||||30 patients were evaluated after total pancreatectomy and islet cell transplantation. Mean pain score
dropped from 8 (±1.7) to 2.7 (±2.9). 85% of patients became insulin dependent.
|Average: 36.5||2002-2012||United States of America||||84 patients underwent total pancreatectomy and islet cell autotransplantation. All but 6 patients decreased
their narcotics usage, and 49 ceased their narcotics use for pain management.