Effect of preoperative biliary stenting on immediate outcome after pancreaticoduodenectomy.

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BACKGROUND Preoperative biliary stenting is associated with bacterial contamination of bile and an increased rate of infectious complications after pancreaticoduodenectomy. Preoperative drainage has been found to have conflicting effects on morbidity and mortality, and no studies have been published on the effect of stent complications and duration of… (More)

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@article{Jagannath2005EffectOP, title={Effect of preoperative biliary stenting on immediate outcome after pancreaticoduodenectomy.}, author={Palepu Jagannath and Varun Dhir and S. S. Shrikhande and R. C. Shah and Prashant M Mullerpatan and K. Mohandas}, journal={The British journal of surgery}, year={2005}, volume={92 3}, pages={356-61} }