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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 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)
BACKGROUND Hospital volume, surgeons' experience, and adequate management of complications are factors that contribute to a better outcome after pancreatic resections. The aim of our study was to analyze trends in indications, surgical techniques, and postoperative outcome in more than 1,100 pancreatic resections. METHODS One thousand one hundred twenty(More)
Originalien Minimal-invasive laparoskopische Techniken haben sich in den vergan-genen 20 Jahren intensiv fortentwi-ckelt, sodass heute eine Vielzahl auch komplexer viszeralchirurgischer Ope-rationen laparoskopisch durchge-führt werden kann. Trotz extensiver Weiterentwicklungen in der appara-tiven Technik und in den laparoskopi-schen Fähigkeiten mit(More)
Pancreatic cancer is a highly aggressive disease with poor survival. The only effective therapy offering long-term survival is complete surgical resection. In the setting of nonmetastatic disease, locally advanced tumors constitute a technical challenge to the surgeon and may result in margin-positive resection margins. Few studies have evaluated the(More)
BACKGROUND The prognosis of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) is worse when the tumor is located in the pancreatic body or tail, compared to being located in the pancreatic head. However, for localized, resectable tumors survival seems to be at least similar. METHODS We analyzed and compared the outcome after pancreatoduodenectomy (PD) and distal(More)
BACKGROUND Perioperative mortality after pancreaticoduodenectomy has decreased significantly in high-volume centers, but morbidity remains high. Restrictive perioperative fluid management may contribute to reduced complication rates after various surgical procedures. The aim of this study was to determine whether there is a correlation between the amount of(More)
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