Table 1.

Patient characteristics according to pathologic diagnosis

Chronic pancreatitis (n = 31)Pancreatic carcinoma (n = 29)Distal cholangiocarcinoma (n = 11)Ampullary carcinoma (n = 9)Carcinoma other (n = 5)Benign disease (n = 9)
Gender
    Male20125733
    Female11176226
Mean age (range), y49 (21-72)67 (47-79)65 (52-78)62 (33-79)57 (23-75)62 (33-84)
Presenting symptoms
    Pain (abdominal and/or back)28135144
    Jaundice82410823
    Weight loss10179511
Surgical procedure
    Pancreaticojejunostomy21
    Pancreaticoduodenectomy5197955
    Double bypass94
    Pancreatic tail resection31
    Duodenum-preserving pancreatic head resection2
    Pancreas-preserving duodenum resection3
    Pancreatic corpus resection1