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BACKGROUND Failure of the pancreatic remnant anastomosis to heal following pancreato-duodenectomy is a major cause of significant and life-threatening complications, notably a post-operative pancreatic fistula. Recently, non-randomized trials have shown superiority of a most intuitive anastomosis (Blumgart technique), which involves both a duct-to-mucosa(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine the outcomes from minimal access retroperitoneal pancreatic necrosectomy (MARPN) and open pancreatic necrosectomy (OPN) for severe necrotizing pancreatitis in a single center. BACKGROUND The optimal management of severe pancreatic necrosis is evolving with a few large center single series. METHODS Between 1997 and 2013, patients(More)
BACKGROUND The optimal management approach to pancreatic serous cystic neoplasms (SCNs) is still evolving. METHODS Consecutive patients with SCN managed at the Liverpool Pancreas Cancer Centre between 2000 and 2013 were retrospectively reviewed. RESULTS There were 64 patients consisting of 39 women (60.9%) and 25 men (39.1%). Forty-seven patients(More)
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