Is there still a role for total pancreatectomy?

Mueller M. W. , Friess H., Kleeff J., Dahmen R., Wagner M., Hinz U., ...More

ANNALS OF SURGERY, vol.246, no.6, pp.966-975, 2007 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 246 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/sla.0b013e31815c2ca3
  • Title of Journal : ANNALS OF SURGERY
  • Page Numbers: pp.966-975


Objective: To evaluate the perioperative and long-term results of total pancreatectomy (TP), and to assess whether it provides morbidity, mortality, and quality of life (QoL) comparable to those of the pylorus-preserving (pp)-Whipple procedure in patients with benign and malignant pancreatic disease.