DISPACT trial: a randomized controlled trial to compare two different surgical techniques of DIStal PAnCreaTectomy - study rationale and design.

@article{Diener2008DISPACTTA,
  title={DISPACT trial: a randomized controlled trial to compare two different surgical techniques of DIStal PAnCreaTectomy - study rationale and design.},
  author={Markus K Diener and H P Knaebel and S. Witte and Inga Rossion and Meinhard Kieser and Markus W. Bũchler and Christoph M. Seiler},
  journal={Clinical trials},
  year={2008},
  volume={5 5},
  pages={534-45}
}
BACKGROUND Surgery is of increasing importance in the treatment and outcome of diseases of the pancreas worldwide. The incidence of pancreatic cancer (7-11/ 100,000 per year) has risen over the last years and surgical resection remains the only option for definite cure. Twenty-five percent of all resections are left of the superior mesenteric vein (distal pancreatectomy) and the appropriate closure technique for the pancreatic remnant remains unclear. Pancreatic fistulas are the most common (0… CONTINUE READING
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