Pancreaticoduodenectomy for peri-ampullary neoplasia leads to specific micronutrient deficiencies.

  title={Pancreaticoduodenectomy for peri-ampullary neoplasia leads to specific micronutrient deficiencies.},
  author={Thomas A Armstrong and L Strommer and Fernando Ruiz-Jasbon and Fanny Wai-Tsing Shek and Shawn F. Harris and Johan Permert and Colin David Johnson},
  journal={Pancreatology : official journal of the International Association of Pancreatology (IAP) ... [et al.]},
  volume={7 1},
BACKGROUND/AIMS After pancreaticoduodenectomy (PD) patients may be deficient in essential micronutrients. This study was designed to determine if this is a consequence of surgery. METHODS Long-term survivors (>6 months) of PD for peri-ampullary neoplasia and healthy controls (patients' spouse/partner) were enrolled in the study. Specific clinical parameters were recorded, serum micronutrient levels were measured and subjects completed 7-day food diaries. RESULTS Thirty-seven patients were… CONTINUE READING


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