After the great success of the WhippleBenchmark 1 Collaborative study, led by Prof Clavien, focusing on establishing benchmarks after pancreaticoduodenectomy (Sánchez-Velázquez et. al. Ann Surg, February 2019), our new WhippleBenchmark 2 Collaborative study, led by Mr Fusai, aims at defining benchmark criteria for best achievable outcomes after pancreaticoduodenectomy with portal vein resection. The benchmark criteria will be derived from postoperative morbidity and mortality, as well as readmission and survival rates.
Data collection and study design are based on to the well established standardized reporting for benchmarking (Sánchez-Velázquez et. al. Ann Surg, February 2019).
This multicenter cohort study will include all consecutive pancreaticoduodenectomies with portal vein resections from at least 20 high volume centers performing over 50 pancreatic operations per year or 150 cases within 3 years from at least 3 continents over a period of 10 years (2009-2019). Every center included in the study must have a prospective database from which data can be collected as well as previous publications critically reporting on their outcome.
For more detailed information, please read the protocol of this study.