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BACKGROUND The aim of this single-center randomized trial was to compare the perioperative outcome of pancreatoduodenectomy with pancreatogastrostomy (PG) vs pancreaticojejunostomy (PJ). METHODS Randomization was done intraoperatively. PG was performed via anterior and posterior gastrotomy with pursestring and inverting seromuscular suture; control(More)
OBJECTIVES To assess pancreatic fistula rate and secondary endpoints after pancreatogastrostomy (PG) versus pancreatojejunostomy (PJ) for reconstruction in pancreatoduodenectomy in the setting of a multicenter randomized controlled trial. BACKGROUND PJ and PG are established methods for reconstruction in pancreatoduodenectomy. Recent prospective trials(More)
BACKGROUND Postpancreatectomy hemorrhage is a rare but often severe complication after pancreatic resection. The aim of this retrospective study was to define incidence and risk factors of postpancreatectomy hemorrhage and to evaluate treatment options and outcome. PATIENTS AND METHODS Clinical data was extracted from a prospectively maintained database.(More)
BACKGROUND It has been shown that crystalloid fluid-overload promotes anastomotic instability. As physiologic anastomotic healing requires the sequential infiltration of different cells, we hypothesized this to be altered by liberal fluid regimes and performed a histomorphological analysis. METHODS 36 Wistar rats were randomized into 4 groups (n=8-10(More)
BACKGROUND Postoperative pancreatic fistula (POPF) is regarded as the most serious complication of pancreatic surgery. The preoperative risk stratification of patients by simple means is of interest in perioperative clinical management. METHODS Based on prospective data, we performed a risk factor analysis for POPF after pancreatoduodenectomy in 62(More)
BACKGROUND Pancreatoduodenectomy is one of the most complex abdominal operations, usually performed for tumors of the periampullary region and chronic pancreatitis. Leakage of pancreatic juice from the pancreatoenteric anastomosis, called postoperative pancreatic fistula, is the most prominent postoperative complication. Retrospective studies show a(More)
INTRODUCTION The value of extended resection (portal vein, multivisceral) in patients with pancreatic adenocarcinoma (PDAC) is not well defined. We analyzed the outcome after standard resection (standard pancreaticoduodenectomy (SPR)), additional portal vein (PV) and multivisceral (MV) resection in PDAC patients. METHODS Clinicopathologic, perioperative,(More)
AIM To analyze risk factors for postoperative pancreatic fistula (POPF) rate after distal pancreatic resection (DPR). METHODS We performed a retrospective analysis of 126 DPRs during 16 years. The primary endpoint was clinically relevant pancreatic fistula. RESULTS Over the years, there was an increasing rate of operations in patients with a high-risk(More)
BACKGROUND The study was done to compare treatment and long-term outcomes of neoadjuvant chemoradiation (neoCRT) and perioperative chemotherapy (periCTX) in patients with surgically treated esophageal adenocarcinoma. METHODS An analysis of 105 patients with esophageal adenocarcinoma undergoing neoCRT (n = 58) or periCTX (n = 47) and esophagectomy between(More)
PURPOSE We compared the outcome of hybrid laparoscopic pylorus-preserving pancreatoduodenectomy (lapPPPD) and open PPPD (oPPPD) in a retrospective case-matched study. METHODS Patients operated from 2010 to 2013 by lapPPPD were matched 1:1 for age, sex, histopathology, American Society of Anesthesiologists category and body mass index to oPPPD patients(More)