Current management of pancreatic fistula after pancreaticoduodenectomy.

@article{Aranha2006CurrentMO,
  title={Current management of pancreatic fistula after pancreaticoduodenectomy.},
  author={Gerard V. Aranha and Joshua M Aaron and Margo Shoup and Jack Pickleman},
  journal={Surgery},
  year={2006},
  volume={140 4},
  pages={561-8; discussion 568-9}
}
BACKGROUND Pancreatic fistula (PF) is a major and serious complication following pancreaticoduodenectomy (PD). The purpose of this study was to outline our management of PF after PD. METHODS A retrospective review of a prospectively collected database of 396 patients undergoing PD for various indications at Loyola University Medical Center and Hines Veterans Administration Hospital from July 1, 1990, to December 31, 2005. Patients were divided group 1 (no PF) and group 2 (PF). Each group was… CONTINUE READING
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