Negligible effect of selective preoperative biliary drainage on perioperative resuscitation, morbidity, and mortality in patients undergoing pancreaticoduodenectomy.

@article{Coates2009NegligibleEO,
  title={Negligible effect of selective preoperative biliary drainage on perioperative resuscitation, morbidity, and mortality in patients undergoing pancreaticoduodenectomy.},
  author={Jodi M. Coates and Shannon H Beal and Jack E. Russo and Kimberly A. Vanderveen and Steven Li Chen and Richard Bold and Robert J Canter},
  journal={Archives of surgery},
  year={2009},
  volume={144 9},
  pages={841-7}
}
OBJECTIVE To examine the effect of selective preoperative biliary drainage (BD) on perioperative resuscitation, morbidity, and mortality in patients undergoing pancreaticoduodenectomy. Biliary drainage prior to pancreaticoduodenectomy remains controversial. Proponents argue that it facilitates referral to high-volume tertiary centers, while detractors maintain that it increases surgical morbidity and mortality. DESIGN Retrospective analysis of single-institution tumor registry database… CONTINUE READING
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