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Table 6 Comparison of pain and pancreatic function before and after surgery

From: Early outcome of Frey’s procedure for chronic pancreatitis: Nepalese tertiary center experience

  Preoperative Postoperative p value
Pancreatic function (25) (N/ %)
 DM 6/25 (24%) 7/25 (26.9%) 0.327
 Steatorrhea 2/25 (8%) 2/25 (8%) 1
Pain score (Mean ± S.D)
 VAS score (25) 70.0 ± 15.8 24.4 ± 14.17 <0.01
 Izbicki pain score at 3 months (25) 53.4 ± 18.0 10.7 ± 11.36 <0.01
 Izbicki pain score at 12 months (21) 54.7 ± 19.33 9.9 ± 9.03 <0.01
  1. Categorical data expressed in number (%), & continuous data in mean ± SD or median (range)
  2. Bold data is significant to p-value <0.05
  3. DM Diabetes mellitus, VAS Visual analogue score