Long-Term Quality of Life after Pancreatic Surgery for Intraductal Papillary Mucinous Neoplasm.

Wundsam, Helwig Valentin, Rösch, Christiane Sophie, Kirchweger, Patrick, Fischer, Ines, Weitzendorfer, Michael, Rumpold, Holger and Függer, Reinhold (2021) Long-Term Quality of Life after Pancreatic Surgery for Intraductal Papillary Mucinous Neoplasm. European surgical research. Europaische chirurgische Forschung. Recherches chirurgicales europeennes, 62 (2). pp. 80-87. ISSN 1421-9921

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INTRODUCTION Intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasms (IPMNs) represent the most common precancerous cystic lesions of the pancreas. The aim of our study was to investigate if resection for non-invasive IPMNs alters quality of life (QoL) in a long-term follow-up. METHODS Patients (n = 50) included in the analysis were diagnosed and resected from 2010 to 2016. QoL was assessed at a median of 5.5 years after resection. At that point in time, the current QoL as well as the QoL before resection was evaluated retrospectively. The standardised European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer Quality of Life Questionnaire for Pancreatic Cancer (EORTC QLQ - PAN26) was applied for the QoL assessment. RESULTS After a median of 66 months postoperatively, the total QoL score significantly worsened (92.13 vs. 88.04, p = 0.020, maximum achievable score = 100) for patients (median age at surgery 68.0 years), mostly due to digestive symptoms. During the same follow-up period, median Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) performance status did not worsen (p = 0.003). CONCLUSIONS Long-term QoL statistically significantly worsened after pancreatic resection for IPMN. The extent of worsening, however, was small, and QoL still remained excellent. Therefore, resection in cases of IPMN is appropriate, if indicated carefully.
Item Type: Fachpublikation (peer reviewed)
Divisions: Ordensklinikum Linz Barmherzige Schwestern > Allgemeinchirurgie mit Viszeralchirurgie
Depositing User: Judith Brandstetter
Date Deposited: 04 Apr 2022 08:13
Last Modified: 04 Apr 2022 08:13

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