Further experience with pancreatic stump closure using a reinforced staple line.


BACKGROUND We previously demonstrated that pancreatic transection with a reinforced staple line results in significantly lower fistula rates than when stapling without reinforcement. (J Gastrointest Surg. 2007;11:345-349). Criticism of this initial study focused on the small size of the treated group (N = 13). We report four more years of experience with… (More)