Total pancreatectomy: indications, different timing, and perioperative and long-term outcomes.

@article{Crippa2011TotalPI,
  title={Total pancreatectomy: indications, different timing, and perioperative and long-term outcomes.},
  author={Stefano Crippa and Domenico Tamburrino and Stefano Partelli and Roberto Salvia and Silvia Germenia and Claudio Bassi and Paolo Pederzoli and Massimo Falconi},
  journal={Surgery},
  year={2011},
  volume={149 1},
  pages={79-86}
}
BACKGROUND Total pancreatectomy (TP) has been performed rarely in the past because of its high morbidity and mortality. Because outcomes of pancreatic surgery as well as management of pancreatic insufficiency have improved markedly, enthusiasm for TP has an increased. METHODS Between 1996 and 2008, 65 patients (33 females, 32 males; median age, 63 years) underwent TP at a single, high-volume center. Indications, timing, and perioperative and long-term results were analyzed. RESULTS Twenty… CONTINUE READING