Laparoscopic pancreaticoduodenectomy should not be routine for resection of periampullary tumors.

@article{Dokmak2015LaparoscopicPS,
  title={Laparoscopic pancreaticoduodenectomy should not be routine for resection of periampullary tumors.},
  author={Safi Dokmak and Fadhel Samir Ft{\'e}riche and B{\'e}atrice Aussilhou and Yacine Bensafta and Philippe L{\'e}vy and Philippe B Ruszniewski and Jacques Belghiti and Alain Sauvanet},
  journal={Journal of the American College of Surgeons},
  year={2015},
  volume={220 5},
  pages={831-8}
}
BACKGROUND Laparoscopic pancreaticoduodenectomy (LPD) is a difficult procedure that has become increasingly popular. Nevertheless, comparative data on outcomes remain limited. Our aim was to compare the outcomes of LPD and open pancreaticoduodenectomy (OPD). STUDY DESIGN Between April 2011 and April 2014, 46 LPD were performed and compared with 46 OPD, which theoretically can be done by the laparoscopic approach. Patients were also matched for demographic data, associated comorbidities, and… CONTINUE READING
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