Pancreas-sparing duodenectomy: indications, surgical technique, and results.

  title={Pancreas-sparing duodenectomy: indications, surgical technique, and results.},
  author={Raphael S. K. Chung and James Michael Church and R vanStolk},
  volume={117 3},
BACKGROUND Pancreatoduodenectomy, originally performed for malignancy of the pancreas and duodenum, is also commonly used for potentially malignant lesions. Because a normal pancreas should be spared, we investigated the concept of duodenectomy alone with the pancreas intact for diseases such as familial adenomatous polyposis syndrome. METHODS Five patients underwent pancreas-sparing duodenectomy for nonmalignant lesions performed by means of meticulous detachment of the duodenum from the… CONTINUE READING


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