Neuroendocrine pancreatic tumors are risk factors for pancreatic fistula after pancreatic surgery.

@article{Fendrich2011NeuroendocrinePT,
  title={Neuroendocrine pancreatic tumors are risk factors for pancreatic fistula after pancreatic surgery.},
  author={Volker Fendrich and Marianne K Merz and Jens Waldmann and Peter Langer and Anna E Heverhagen and Kristin Dietzel and Detlef Klaus Bartsch},
  journal={Digestive surgery},
  year={2011},
  volume={28 4},
  pages={263-9}
}
BACKGROUND Postoperative pancreatic fistula (PF) is still regarded as a major complication in pancreatic surgery. In the present study, we evaluated the risk of PF in a large study population of patients with neuroendocrine pancreatic tumors (NPT), pancreatic cancer (PC), and chronic pancreatitis (CP). METHODS Patients who underwent pancreatic surgery between 1989 and 2008 at our institution were retrospectively evaluated. Patients were analyzed regarding age, gender, BMI, alcohol, smoking… CONTINUE READING