What should be the standard operation in chronic pancreatitis: Whipple or duodenum-preserving pancreatic head resection?

Abstract

Surgical options in the treatment of chronic pancreatitis have undergone both development and controversial discussion in the past decades. Operations such as the classical and pylorus-preserving Whipple resections are more and more being replaced by operations such as the duodenum-preserving pancreatic head resection, which preserves extrapancreatic organs… (More)

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