Duodenopancreatectomy versus duodenum-preserving pancreatic head excision for chronic pancreatitis.

  title={Duodenopancreatectomy versus duodenum-preserving pancreatic head excision for chronic pancreatitis.},
  author={Franti{\vs}ek Bělina and Jiř{\'i} Froněk and Miroslav Ryska},
  journal={Pancreatology : official journal of the International Association of Pancreatology (IAP) ... [et al.]},
  volume={5 6},
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to compare two surgical procedures in the treatment for chronic pancreatitis (CP): pancreatoduodenectomy resection (classical Whipple - PD procedure, or pylorus-preserving - PPPD) to duodenum-preserving pancreatic head excision with longitudinal pancreatojejunoanastomosis (DPPHE/PJA), to define the advantages of each procedure with regard to postoperative complications, pain relief, and the quality of life. MATERIAL AND METHOD 104 consecutive patients were… CONTINUE READING
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