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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)
The aim of this single-center randomized trial was to compare the perioperative outcome of pancreatoduodenectomy with pancreatogastrostomy (PG) vs pancreaticojejunostomy (PJ). Randomization was done intraoperatively. PG was performed via anterior and posterior gastrotomy with pursestring and inverting seromuscular suture; control intervention was PJ with(More)
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. Clinical data was extracted from a prospectively maintained database. Descriptive statistics, univariate(More)
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. Clinicopathologic, perioperative, and survival data of(More)
Duodenum-preserving pancreatic head resection may be an alternative to pancreatoduodenectomy or drainage procedures for chronic pancreatitis. There are few studies directly comparing the long-term outcome after the operations described by Beger and Frey. One hundred thirteen patients underwent duodenum-preserving pancreatic head resection for complications(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)
We compared the outcome of hybrid laparoscopic pylorus-preserving pancreatoduodenectomy (lapPPPD) and open PPPD (oPPPD) in a retrospective case-matched study. 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 operated from 1996 to(More)
Laparoscopic surgery seems to have a general physiological benefit compared to conventional procedures in several clincal studies especially regarding intestinal anastomotic healing. Reliable experimental data concerning the particular mode of beneficial action are lacking. Clinical studies will not be able to identify the variables responsible for this(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)