Open Pancreaticoduodenectomy Case Volume Predicts Outcome of Laparoscopic Approach: A Population-based Analysis.


OBJECTIVE To determine if laparoscopic pancreaticoduodenectomy (LPD) is safe and offers benefits over open pancreaticoduodenectomy (OPD) at institutions with lower pancreaticoduodenectomy (PD) volume. BACKGROUND Although a hospital-based case volume-outcome relationship for morbidity, mortality, and oncologic quality has been reported for OPD, comparative… (More)
DOI: 10.1097/SLA.0000000000002111