Transduodenal Resection of Peri-Ampullary Lesions

  title={Transduodenal Resection of Peri-Ampullary Lesions},
  author={Elijah Dixon and Charles M. Vollmer and Ajay Sahajpal and Mark S. Cattral M.D. M.Sc. and David Grant and Bryce R. Taylor and Bernard Langer and Steven Gallinger M.D. M.Sc. and Paul David Greig},
  journal={World Journal of Surgery},
Transduodenal resection (TDR) of lesions near the ampulla of Vater is an alternative to the Whipple pancreaticoduodenectomy. A retrospective analysis was performed to determine the long-term outcome and the utility of intraoperative frozen section examinations in aiding operative decision making in patients undergoing TDR. From 1992 to 2002, 19 patients with an average age of 64.2 years (range: 33–84 years) underwent a transduodenal resection of a peri-ampullary lesion; median follow-up was 47… CONTINUE READING