Octreotide hardens the pancreas

Abstract

Leakage from pancreaticojejunostomy and development of pancreatic fistulas are the major postoperative complications in patients undergoing duodenopancreatectomy. The risk of developing these complications is higher when surgery is performed on a soft pancreas. A recent report suggests that octreotide hardens the pancreas when given intraoperatively. The… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00423-006-0030-z

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