Article Abstract

Is pylorus resecting pancreaticoduodenectomy a better surgical alternative than pylorus preserving pancreaticoduodenectomy regarding delayed gastric emptying?

Authors: Shengliang He, Jin He


Pylorus preserving pancreaticoduodenectomy (PPPD) has been popularized as the surgical approach for patients with periampullary lesions by Traverso and Longmire since 1978 (1). It was first hypothesized to reduce the occurrence of dumping, diarrhea, bile reflux gastritis and improve overall nutritional status compared with classic pancreaticoduodenectomy, also known as classic Whipple (CW).