Pancreas-sparing duodenectomy for infra-ampullary duodenal pathology.

  title={Pancreas-sparing duodenectomy for infra-ampullary duodenal pathology.},
  author={Michael M. Maher and Charles J Yeo and Keith D. Lillemoe and Jefferson R. Roberts and John L. Cameron},
  journal={American journal of surgery},
  volume={171 1},
BACKGROUND Surgical management of distal duodenal pathology is challenging because of the duodenum's retroperitoneal location and its shared blood supply with the pancreas. For infra-ampullary pathology, surgical treatment may include local excision, pancreaticoduodenectomy, or pancreas-sparing duodenectomy (PSD). PATIENTS AND METHODS We retrospectively reviewed the management of 24 patients with infra-ampullary duodenal pathology treated by PSD between 1985 and 1994 at The Johns Hopkins… CONTINUE READING