Pylorus preserving pancreatoduodenectomy versus whipple procedure for adenocarcinoma of the head of the pancreas

Lino Belli, Franco Riolo, Federico Romani, Fabio Baticci, Ornella Rossetti, Maurizio Puttini

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Abstract

Thirty eight patients underwent pancreatoduodenectomy for histologically confirmed adenocarcinoma of the head of the pancreas. Twenty one underwent a pylorus preserving pancreatoduodenectomy and seventeen the classical Whipple procedure. We undertook this retrospective analysis to compare longterm survival following the two different surgical procedures. Patients in the two groups were comparable for preoperative laboratory data, age and pathological staging. Minor and major morbidity was not different between the two groups (33.3% and 35.2% respectively). In the pylorus preservation group a delayed resumption of full oral diet and a consequent prolonged hospital stay has been noted (21.3 days vs 15.4 days, p

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)195-200
Number of pages6
JournalHPB Surgery
Volume1
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1989

Keywords

  • Adenocarcinoma of the pancreas
  • pylorus preserving pancreatoduodenectomy
  • whipple operation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hepatology
  • Surgery

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