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This is the Scientific Surgery Archive, which contains all randomized clinical trials in surgery that have been identified by searching the top 50 English language medical journal issues since January 1998. Compiled by Jonothan J. Earnshaw, former Editor-in-Chief, BJS

Pylorus resection does not reduce delayed gastric emptying after partial pancreatoduodenectomy: a blinded randomized controlled trial (PROPP Study, DRKS00004191). Ann Surg 2018; 267: 1021-1027.

Published: 9th August 2018

Authors: Hackert T, Probst P, Knebel P, Doerr-Harim C, Bruckner T, Klaiber U et al.


Delayed gastric emptying occurred in 25.3 per cent after pylorus preserving procedures compared with 31.2 per cent after pylorus resecting procedures (P=0.2), in this study that included 188 patients.

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