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World J Gastroenterol. Apr 14, 2023; 29(14): 2101-2113
Published online Apr 14, 2023. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v29.i14.2101
Changing trends in the minimally invasive surgery for chronic pancreatitis
Raja Kalayarasan, Ankit Shukla
Raja Kalayarasan, Ankit Shukla, Surgical Gastroenterology, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER), Puducherry 605006, India
Author contributions: Kalayarasan R and Shukla A did the literature search; Shukla A wrote the first draft of the review; Kalayarasan R conceptualized the work, supervised the writing, gave intellectual inputs, and critically revised the manuscript.
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Corresponding author: Raja Kalayarasan, DNB, FRCS (Ed), MCh, MS, Professor, Surgical Gastroenterology, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER), Dhanvantari Nagar, Gorimedu, Puducherry 605006, India.
Received: December 17, 2022
Peer-review started: December 17, 2022
First decision: February 8, 2023
Revised: February 21, 2023
Accepted: March 23, 2023
Article in press: March 23, 2023
Published online: April 14, 2023
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Core Tip

Core Tip: Pain in chronic pancreatitis is a significant symptom that demands utmost attention as it compromises the quality of life and inherently risks narcotic addiction. Surgical management for chronic pancreatitis began with various open surgical drainage and resection procedures. Since pain is the primary indication for intervention, a minimally invasive approach is an attractive proposition in chronic pancreatitis. Despite the slow adoption of laparoscopic and robotic surgery in chronic pancreatitis, safety, and feasibility have been documented in recent studies. The challenges and limitations highlighted in the present review could guide future research on minimally invasive surgery in chronic pancreatitis.