Enzyme treatment after gastrointestinal surgery

H. Friess, J. Bohm, M. Ebert, M. Buchler

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After gastrointestinal surgery, patients often suffer from maldigestion. The extent of this maldigestion syndrome depends on the type of surgical procedure performed. After total pancreatectomy, subtotal left resection, resection for chronic pancreatitis. Whipple operation with ductal occlusion, and total gastrectomy, patients need obligatory enzyme treatment. After partial pancreatectomy without duct occlusion or partial gastrectomy, enzyme treatment should be initiated when exocrine pancreatic insufficiency occurs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)48-53
Number of pages6
Issue numberSUPPL. 2
StatePublished - 1993
Externally publishedYes


  • Enzyme treatment
  • Exocrine pancreatic insufficiency
  • Gastric surgery
  • Maldigestion
  • Pancreatic surgery


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