Quality of life in patients after total pancreatectomy is comparable with quality of life in patients who undergo a partial pancreatic resection.

@article{Epelboym2014QualityOL,
  title={Quality of life in patients after total pancreatectomy is comparable with quality of life in patients who undergo a partial pancreatic resection.},
  author={Irene Epelboym and Megan D. Winner and Joseph DiNorcia and Minna K. Lee and James Anthony Lee and Beth Ann Schrope and John A. Chabot and J. D. F. Allendorf},
  journal={The Journal of surgical research},
  year={2014},
  volume={187 1},
  pages={189-96}
}
BACKGROUND Quality of life after total pancreatectomy (TP) is perceived to be poor secondary to insulin-dependent diabetes and pancreatic insufficiency. As a result, surgeons may be reluctant to offer TP for benign and premalignant pancreatic diseases. METHODS We retrospectively reviewed presenting features, operative characteristics, and postoperative outcomes of all patients who underwent TP at our institution. Quality of life was assessed using institutional questionnaires and validated… CONTINUE READING
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