Prophylactic Pancreatectomies Carry Prohibitive Mortality at Low-Volume Centers: A California Cancer Registry Study

Published on Sep 1, 2019in World Journal of Surgery2.768
· DOI :10.1007/s00268-019-05019-6
Ann Falor Callahan1
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(City of Hope National Medical Center),
Philip H. G. Ituarte28
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(City of Hope National Medical Center)
+ 5 AuthorsLaleh G. Melstrom17
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(City of Hope National Medical Center)
Background Pancreatectomy for malignancy is associated with improved outcomes when performed at high-volume centers. The goal of this study was to assess pancreatectomy outcomes for premalignant cystic lesions as a function of hospital volume.
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