Duodenum-Preserving Resection of the Pancreatic Head versus Pancreaticoduodenectomy for Treatment of Chronic Pancreatitis with Enlargement of the Pancreatic Head: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

@inproceedings{Zhao2017DuodenumPreservingRO,
  title={Duodenum-Preserving Resection of the Pancreatic Head versus Pancreaticoduodenectomy for Treatment of Chronic Pancreatitis with Enlargement of the Pancreatic Head: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis},
  author={Yajie Zhao and Jianwei Zhang and Zhongmin Lan and Qinglong Jiang and Shuisheng Zhang and Yunmian Chu and Chengfeng Wang},
  booktitle={BioMed research international},
  year={2017}
}
The results of this meta-analysis show that DPPHR should be established as first-line treatment because of lower level of severe early postoperative complications, maintenance of endocrine pancreatic functions, shortening of postoperative hospitalization time, and increase of quality of life compared to pancreaticoduodenectomy.