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BioMed Research International
Volume 2017, Article ID 3565438, 15 pages
Review Article

Duodenum-Preserving Resection of the Pancreatic Head versus Pancreaticoduodenectomy for Treatment of Chronic Pancreatitis with Enlargement of the Pancreatic Head: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Department of Abdominal Surgical Oncology, National Cancer Center, Cancer Hospital, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking Union Medical College, Beijing 100021, China

Correspondence should be addressed to Chengfeng Wang; moc.361@2691gnawgnefgnehc

Received 3 March 2017; Revised 6 June 2017; Accepted 10 July 2017; Published 22 August 2017

Academic Editor: Kosei Maemura

Copyright © 2017 Yajie Zhao et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


The results of this meta-analysis show that DPPHR should be established as first-line treatment because of lower level of severe early postoperative complications, maintenance of endocrine pancreatic functions, shortening of postoperative hospitalization time, and increase of quality of life compared to pancreaticoduodenectomy.