Bile leakage after hepatobiliary and pancreatic surgery: a definition and grading of severity by the International Study Group of Liver Surgery.

@article{Koch2011BileLA,
  title={Bile leakage after hepatobiliary and pancreatic surgery: a definition and grading of severity by the International Study Group of Liver Surgery.},
  author={Moritz Koch and Oliver J Garden and Robert Padbury and Nuh N. Rahbari and Ren{\'e} Adam and Lorenzo Capussotti and Sheung Tat Fan and Y Yokoyama and Michael Crawford and Masatoshi Makuuchi and Christopher Christophi and Simon Banting and Mark E. Brooke-Smith and Val Usatoff and Masato Nagino and Guy J Maddern and Thomas J Hugh and J. Nicholas Vauthey and Paul David Greig and Myrddin Rees and Yuji Nimura and Joan Figueras and Ronald P. DeMatteo and Markus W. B{\"u}chler and J{\"u}rgen Weitz},
  journal={Surgery},
  year={2011},
  volume={149 5},
  pages={
          680-8
        }
}
BACKGROUND Despite the potentially severe impact of bile leakage on patients' perioperative and long-term outcome, a commonly used definition of this complication after hepatobiliary and pancreatic operations has not yet been established. The aim of the present article is to propose a uniform definition and severity grading of bile leakage after hepatobiliary and pancreatic operative therapy. METHODS An international study group of hepatobiliary and pancreatic surgeons was convened. A… CONTINUE READING
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