Do transanastomotic pancreatic ductal stents after pancreatic resections improve outcomes?

@article{Shukla2010DoTP,
  title={Do transanastomotic pancreatic ductal stents after pancreatic resections improve outcomes?},
  author={Parul J. Shukla and Savio George Barreto and Abe L Fingerhut},
  journal={Pancreas},
  year={2010},
  volume={39 5},
  pages={
          561-6
        }
}
OBJECTIVES Despite strategies aimed at reducing a postoperative pancreatic fistula (POPF) after pancreatectomies, the overall incidence remains unchanged. One such procedure, until now incompletely explored, is transanastomotic pancreatic (TAP) ductal stenting. METHODS We conducted a systematic search using MEDLINE, EMBASE, and the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials from 1983-2008 to determine if TAP ductal stents provide any benefit and, if so, in which clinical scenarios they… CONTINUE READING
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