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22/02/2017 News

Retrospective multi-center study: "Outcomes after minimally-invasive or open pancreatoduodenectomy in high-volume centers; a Pan-European retrospective propensity-score matched cohort study"

The European consortium on Minimally Invasive Pancreatic Surgery (E-MIPS) and the E-AHPBA Scientific & Research Committee have launched a retrospective multi-center study: “Outcomes after minimally-invasive or open pancreatoduodenectomy in high-volume centers; a Pan-European retrospective propensity-score matched cohort study”
Minimally-invasive pancreatoduodenectomy (MIPD), either laparoscopic or robot-assisted, has been suggested as a valuable alternative to open pancreatoduodenectomy (OPD). The generalizability of the current literature is, however, unknown since randomized studies are lacking, and current data are published from few, very high volume centers with a lack of case-matched series and thus high risk of selection bias or confounding by indication. The evidence gained by this study will provide real-life outcomes of MIPD.