A mortality-free decade of pancreatoduodenectomy: is quality independent of quantity?

@article{Schwarz1999AMD,
  title={A mortality-free decade of pancreatoduodenectomy: is quality independent of quantity?},
  author={Roderich E. Schwarz and Hemant Keny and Joshua D. I. Ellenhorn},
  journal={The American surgeon},
  year={1999},
  volume={65 10},
  pages={949-54}
}
Pancreatoduodenectomy (PD) for periampullary cancer is a procedure of high morbidity and poor long-term survival. Superior clinical outcome has been described in high-volume institutions or for surgeons with a high case load. All patients undergoing pancreatectomy at the City of Hope National Medical Center (Duarte, CA) between 1987 and 1998 were analyzed retrospectively for postoperative outcome, and correlating or predictive clinicopathological factors were identified. Fifty-four patients… CONTINUE READING