Pancreatic fistula rate after pancreatic resection. The importance of definitions.

@article{Bassi2004PancreaticFR,
  title={Pancreatic fistula rate after pancreatic resection. The importance of definitions.},
  author={Claudio Bassi and Giovanni Butturini and Enrico Molinari and Giuseppe Mascetta and Roberto Salvia and Massimo Falconi and Andrew A. Gumbs and Paolo Pederzoli},
  journal={Digestive surgery},
  year={2004},
  volume={21 1},
  pages={54-9}
}
BACKGROUND Pancreatic fistula (PF) is still regarded as a serious complication both in terms of frequency and sequelae. The incidence varies greatly in different reports because of the different definitions used. The aim of this study was to compare several definitions of PF encountered in the current literature and to demonstrate that the PF rate in the same group of patients treated in a high volume center is dependent upon the definition applied. METHODS A Medline search of the last 10… CONTINUE READING

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