Latest Pancreaticoduodenectomy Stories

2014-07-10 23:04:17

Research from the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center challenges current strategies SACRAMENTO, Calif. (PRWEB) July 10, 2014 When it comes to a specific type of pancreatic surgery, post-operative complications have a far greater impact on total cost than does how long the patient stays in the hospital, according to a published paper by UC Davis researchers. The finding, published in JAMA Surgery, challenges current cost-cutting strategies routinely used by administrators and insurers...

2013-05-14 23:01:02

Dr. Alexander Rosemurgy and Dr. Sharona Ross successfully performed their first Robotic Pancreaticoduodenectomy, otherwise known as the “Whipple Procedure” using the da Vinci Surgical System. Tampa, Fl (PRWEB) May 14, 2013 Florida Hospital Tampa is among an elite group of hospitals across the United States offering fully robotic Whipple surgery with Dr. Alexander Rosemurgy and Dr. Sharona Ross. The operation, also called a pancreaticoduodenectomy, is the most common surgical...

2012-07-06 23:00:34

Minimally invasive procedure removed precancerous cyst, offers a shorter hospital stay and faster recovery. Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) July 07, 2012 Eugene Allen, a retired police officer and teacher from Sicklerville, N.J., had a decision to make in February, after an MRI revealed a precancerous cyst in his pancreas. It had to be removed, but the question was how? The active 60-year-old wanted to get back to the long walks with his dog and taking care of his in ground pool. He could go the...

2010-06-24 15:07:47

Gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs) are the most common mesenchymal tumors of the digestive tract. However, the duodenal location is less common. Nowadays, surgery is still the only curative approach for GIST. Numerous procedures can be performed to remove duodenal GIST. Some of these operations are extensive and require difficult reconstruction (like pancreaticoduodenectomy; PD). One of the options is a more limited intervention: segmental duodenectomy (SD). However, few studies have...

2010-05-06 14:07:50

Mechanical bowel preparations (MBP) are commonly administered preoperatively to patients who undergo a pancreaticoduodenectomy (PD) (Whipple procedure) to treat benign and malignant tumors of the pancreas, common bile duct or duodenum. MBPs are employed as a preventative measure in gastrointestinal surgery but their effectiveness in reducing perioperative infectious complications remains unclear. Now, a research team from the Department of Surgery at Jefferson Medical College of Thomas...

2009-02-03 10:59:43

A laparoscopic surgical technique enables extirpation of pancreatic tumours that are benign or of scant, highly localised malignant potential and that preserves the function of the organ to the maximum, at the same time significantly reducing the number of possible complications and the period of hospitalisation. This minimally invasive procedure, pioneering in Spain, has been developed by a team of surgeons at the University Hospital of Navarra, which brings together the greatest experience...

2008-08-29 03:00:19

By Behrman, Stephen W Zarzaur, Ben L Intra-abdominal sepsis (IAS) following pancreatectomy is associated with the need for therapeutic intervention and may result in mortality. We retrospectively reviewed patients developing IAS following elective pancreatectomy. Risk factors for the development of sepsis were assessed. The microbiology of these infections was ascertained. The number and type of therapeutic interventions required and infectious-related mortality were recorded. One hundred...

2008-08-29 03:00:19

By Kim, Tad Grobmyer, Stephen R; Dixon, Lisa R; Hochwald, Steven N We present an interesting case of a 62-year-old woman with a 3- month history of vague, left-sided abdominal pain. CT imaging revealed a hypodense lesion in the tail of the pancreas. The patient had no history of pancreatitis or autoimmune diseases. Laboratory testing revealed a normal CA19-9 (33 U/mL) and an elevated IgG4 (133 mg/dL). Due to concerns of pancreatic malignancy, she underwent operation. We found a dense,...

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