Laparoscopic-assisted versus open pancreaticoduodenectomy: early favorable physical quality-of-life measures.

@article{Langan2014LaparoscopicassistedVO,
  title={Laparoscopic-assisted versus open pancreaticoduodenectomy: early favorable physical quality-of-life measures.},
  author={Russell C. Langan and Jay A Graham and Anne B Chin and Aaron Rubinstein and Kesha Oza and Jeff A Nusbaum and John B Smirniotopoulos and Reilly R Kayser and Reena C. Jha and Nadim G. Haddad and Firas H. Al-Kawas and John E Carroll and Jane Hanna and Ann Parker and Waddah B H Al-Refaie and Lynt B. Johnson},
  journal={Surgery},
  year={2014},
  volume={156 2},
  pages={379-84}
}
BACKGROUND We compared outcomes and postpancreatectomy quality of life (QOL) in paired cohorts of patients undergoing conventional open pancreaticoduodenectomy (OPD) or laparoscopic-assisted pancreaticoduodenectomy (LAPD). METHODS Comparative analysis of QOL was performed in a matched cohort of 53 patients after OPD or LAPD between 2010 and 2013. The… CONTINUE READING