ANALYSIS OF MORBIDITY AND MORTALITY OF 50 PANCREATICODUODENECTOMIES
AKIN BOSTANOĞLU, CÜNEYT KAYAALP, FUAT ATALAY
Türkiye Yüksek İhtisas Hastanesi, Gastroenteroloji Cerrahisi Kliniği, ANKARA
Pancreaticoduodenectomy is preferred increasingly for resection of malign and benign periampullary diseases. As far as we know, there is no collective review about the results of pancreaticoduodenectomies in our country. The aim of the present study was to analyze our pancreaticoduodenectomies and compare them with national and international series. We evaluated 50 consecutive pancreaticoduodenectomies between March 1999 and August 2001. There were 32 males and 18 females, age ranges between 33 and 75 (mean 58) years. The main outcomes were postoperative morbidity and mortality. There were four (8%) mortality and 25 (50%) postoperative morbidity. Pancreaticojejunal anastomotic leakage was the main cause of morbidity (% 16) and two of mortalities (%50). Other two mortalities were not related to surgical techniques. We believe that our pancreaticoduodenectomy results were acceptable and improved experience and patient selection may decrease morbidity and mortality.
Keywords: PANCREATICODUODENECTOMY, MORBIDITY, MORTALITY