Completion pancreatectomy for surgical complications after pancreaticoduodenectomy.

@article{Farley1996CompletionPF,
  title={Completion pancreatectomy for surgical complications after pancreaticoduodenectomy.},
  author={David R. Farley and Garry Schwall and Michael Trede},
  journal={The British journal of surgery},
  year={1996},
  volume={83 2},
  pages={
          176-9
        }
}
Significant complications continue to occur in a minority of patients undergoing pancreaticoduodenectomy; these frequently have fatal consequences. Analysis of 458 patients undergoing the Whipple procedure in this institution from 1972 to 1994 revealed that 16 patients with malignant periampullary tumours (ampullary, eight; pancreatic, seven; bile duct, one), and one patient with chronic pancreatitis subsequently required completion pancreatectomy. Postoperative difficulties after… CONTINUE READING
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