Duodenal fistula: The most lethal surgical complication in a case series of radical gastrectomy.

BACKGROUND Despite all advances regarding the surgical treatment of gastric cancer (GC), duodenal stump fistula (DF) continues to negatively affect postoperative outcomes. This study aimed to assess DF regarding its incidence, risk factors, management and impact on overall survival. METHODS We retrospectively analyzed 562 consecutive patients who… CONTINUE READING