Haemorrhagic complications of pancreaticoduodenectomy.

  title={Haemorrhagic complications of pancreaticoduodenectomy.},
  author={Palat Balachandran and Sadiq Saleem Sikora and Rachapoodi V Raghavendra Rao and Ashok Kumar and Rajan Saxena and Vinay Kumar Kapoor},
  journal={ANZ journal of surgery},
  volume={74 11},
BACKGROUND Haemorrhagic complication occurs in 5-16% of patients following pancreaticoduodenectomy (PD). We report an analysis of patients with post-PD bleed, to identify predictors of bleed, predictors of survival following bleed and the management of post-PD bleed. METHODS Two hundred and eighteen patients with periampullary cancers underwent PD from 1989 to 2002. Forty-four (20.2%) patients had a bleeding complication. Of these, 25 patients had an intra-abdominal (IA) bleed and 21 had… CONTINUE READING