Long-term changes in body composition after pancreaticoduodenectomy.

  title={Long-term changes in body composition after pancreaticoduodenectomy.},
  author={Alireza Aslani and Paul J. Roach and Ross Cyril Smith},
  journal={ANZ journal of surgery},
  volume={82 3},
BACKGROUND The Whipple's procedure (WP) is a major operation that adds a further demand on the body's nutritional reserves and therefore body composition after the effect of pancreatic cancer. The aim was to document changes in body composition changes that occur during the first six months after a WP for a pancreatic cancer malignancy. METHODS Twenty-seven (14 males, 13 females) consecutive WP patients had body composition measured at baseline and then at 2, 5, 14 and 26 weeks after surgery… CONTINUE READING


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