The value of combined vein resection in pancreaticoduodenectomy for pancreatic head carcinoma: a meta-analysis

Cheng Peng, Di Zhou, Lingjun Meng, Yanlong Cao, Hanwen Zhang, Zheng Pan, Chao Lin
2019 BMC Surgery  
Although pancreaticoduodenectomy with vein resection (PDVR) is widely performed in selected patients with indications, its benefits remain controversial. In this meta-analysis, we evaluate the safety and efficacy of PDVR in comparison to standard pancreaticoduodenectomy (PD). Methods: We searched PubMed, Embase, and Cochrane as well as the Chinese National Knowledge Infrastructure, Weipu, and Wanfang databases for studies that evaluate the value of PVDR. The data of the patients who underwent
more » ... nts who underwent PD or PDVR were analyzed using Review Manager and STATA software. Results: In comparison with the PD group, the PDVR group had a lower R0 resection rate and higher rates of complications such as biliary fistula, reoperation rate, delayed gastric emptying, cardiopulmonary abnormalities, hemorrhage, in-hospital mortality, 30-day mortality. The blood loss, duration of operation, total hospital stay is higher in PDVR group. Conclusions: Compared to standard PD, PDVR was associated with a greater risk of some specific complications and increase the mortality rate, total hospital stay time, combine with vein resection have a lower R0 resection rate. Therefore, combine with vascular resection for pancreatic cancer needs to be carefully selected by the surgeon.
doi:10.1186/s12893-019-0540-6 fatcat:g63cifcrwzcffhyppwimpw6pkq