The Pylorus-Preserving Whipple Procedure for Severe Complications of Chronic Pancreatitis

  • L. W. Traverso
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This chapter examines the clinical indications for removal of the head of the pancreas in patients with severe complications of chronic pancreatitis. Several methods can be utilized to remove the pancreatic head. These procedures include pancreaticoduodenectomy with hemigastrectomy [1], pancreaticoduodenectomy with preservation of the pylorus [2], excision of the pancreatic head with duodenal preservation [3], or resection of the ventral pancreatic head [4]. This report examines the mortality, morbidity, and short- and long-term results of the author’s preferred method to excise the pancreatic head in patients with severe complications of chronic pancreatitis, i. e., pancreaticoduodenectomy with pylorus preservation (PDPP).


Chronic Pancreatitis Pancreatic Duct Pancreatic Head Arteriovenous Fistula Adult Respiratory Distress Syndrome 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • L. W. Traverso
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  1. 1.Virginia Mason Medical CenterSeattleUSA

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