Pancreatic fistula after distal pancreatectomy: predictive risk factors and value of conservative treatment.


HYPOTHESIS Predictive factors of pancreatic fistula (PF) and the value of conservative management of PF following distal pancreatectomy (DP) are poorly known. DESIGN Case series. SETTING A university hospital referral center. PATIENTS From 1991 to 2003, 175 patients underwent DP with routine drainage of the pancreatic stump and postoperative repeated… (More)


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