Pancreaticoduodenectomy With or Without Braun Enteroenterostomy: Comparison of Postoperative Pancreatic Fistula and Delayed Gastric Emptying.
The primary aim of this study is to test whether the addition of a Braun enteroenterostomy (a specific surgical modification) to standard Pancreaticoduodenectomy (Whipple) reconstruction will decrease the rates of post-operative pancreatic fistula and/or delayed gastric emptying, improving the perioperative outcome of patients undergoing Whipple surgery.
All patients undergoing Whipple surgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital are eligible for this study except the following:Pregnant womenPersons under the age of 18Persons age 18 and older who are unable to give informed consentPrisonersNon-English speaking persons
Both study groups will receive standard treatment (Pancreaticoduodenectomy-Whipple) for their pancreatic head pathology. The treatment group will receive an additional technical modification (Braun enteroenterostomy) to the standard practice.
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