Impact of centralization of pancreatoduodenectomy on reported radical resections rates in a nationwide pathology database.

BACKGROUND Centralization of a pancreatoduodenectomy (PD) leads to a lower post-operative mortality, but is unclear whether it also leads to improved radical (R0) or overall resection rates. METHODS Between 2004 and 2009, pathology reports of 1736 PDs for pancreatic and peri-ampullary neoplasms from a nationwide pathology database were analysed. Pre… CONTINUE READING