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A systematic review and network-meta-analysis of gastro-enteric reconstruction techniques following pancreatoduodenectomy to reduce delayed gastric emptying. World J Surg 2020; 44: 2314-2322.

Published: 7th April 2021

Authors: Kamarajah SK, Bundred JR, Alessandri G, Robinson SM, Wilson CH, French JJ et al.


This network meta-analysis included eight trials with 580 procedures. Antecolic Billroth II reconstruction was associated with the lowest rate of delayed gastric emptying among currently available techniques.

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