Long-term follow-up of a randomized clinical trial comparing Beger with pylorus-preserving Whipple procedure for chronic pancreatitis.

@article{Mller2008LongtermFO,
  title={Long-term follow-up of a randomized clinical trial comparing Beger with pylorus-preserving Whipple procedure for chronic pancreatitis.},
  author={Michael M{\"u}ller and Helmut Friess and David J. Martin and U. G. Hinz and Rolf P Dahmen and Markus W. B{\"u}chler},
  journal={The British journal of surgery},
  year={2008},
  volume={95 3},
  pages={350-6}
}
BACKGROUND Duodenum-preserving pancreatic head resection according to Beger and the pylorus-preserving Whipple (ppWhipple) procedure were compared in patients with chronic pancreatitis (CP) in a randomized clinical trial. Perioperative data and short-term outcome have been reported previously. The present study evaluated long-term follow-up. METHODS Forty patients were enrolled originally, 20 in each group. Long-term follow-up included mortality, morbidity, pain status, occupational… CONTINUE READING

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