The doctors are wondering if this might be the answer for our 14 year old daughter who has severe chronic pancreatitis. She is tpn dependent, administered via a central line. She responds very little to the oral and patch pain medication. She underwent a celiac plexus block and had no response from it.
Has anyone had a pancreatectomy with auto islet transplant?
i had very similar problems just like those mentioned from a very early age. This went on for years untill I was diagnosed with chronic pancreatitis in 1996. I was then refered to a proffessor neoptolomos at the royal liverpool hospital and had my pancreas removed in dec 1996 it was very successful and as I was already diabetic I had a good idea what was ahead of me. Its been ten yrs now since my surgery and I feel great. Im on an insulin pump and life couldnt be better. :lol: