Emergency Kausch-Whipple procedure: indications and experiences.

  title={Emergency Kausch-Whipple procedure: indications and experiences.},
  author={Jens Standop and Tim R. Glowka and Volker Schmitz and Nico Schaefer and Andreas Hirner and J{\"o}rg Christoph Kalff},
  volume={39 2},
OBJECTIVE Pancreaticoduodenectomy is a demanding procedure even in selected patients but becomes formidable when performed in cases of emergency. This study analyzed our experience with urgent pancreatoduodenectomies; special emphases were put on the evaluation of diagnostic means and the validation of existing indications for performance of this procedure. METHODS Three hundred one patients who underwent pancreatoduodenectomy between 1989 and 2008 were identified from a pancreatic resection… CONTINUE READING