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Total Pancreatectomy and Islet Autotransplant in the Treatment of Chronic Pancreatitis: Tread Very, Very Carefully

The American Journal of Gastroenterology volume 113, pages 322323 (2018) | Download Citation

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  1. Section of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, New Hampshire, USA

    • Timothy B Gardner
  2. Division of Surgical Oncology, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, New Hampshire, USA

    • Kerrington D Smith

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Guarantor of the article: Timothy Gardner, MD, MS.

Specific author contributions: Both Timothy Gardner and Kerrington Smith contributed to the article.

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Potential competing interests: The authors declare no conflict of interest.

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https://doi.org/10.1038/ajg.2017.419