Combination of fibrin glue protection with microsurgical technique for duct-to-mucosa pancreatico-jejunostomy reduces the incidence of leakages after pancreaticoduodenectomy.

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The Achilles' heel of pancreatic surgery is the management of the pancreatic stump. Leakage from pancreatic anastomosis with subsequent fistula, abscess formation, sepsis, or bleeding is one of the most common causes of morbidity and mortality, and it also contributes significantly to prolonged hospitalization and increased hospital expenses. Many surgical… (More)

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