Pancreaticojejunal anastomotic leak after pancreaticoduodenectomy--multivariate analysis of perioperative risk factors.

@article{Yeh1997PancreaticojejunalAL,
  title={Pancreaticojejunal anastomotic leak after pancreaticoduodenectomy--multivariate analysis of perioperative risk factors.},
  author={T S Yeh and Yi Yin Jan and Long Bin Jeng and T L Hwang and Chang Shu Wang and Shyh Chyan Chen and T C Chao and Mien-cheng Chen},
  journal={The Journal of surgical research},
  year={1997},
  volume={67 2},
  pages={
          119-25
        }
}
The records of 131 consecutive patients with periampullary carcinoma who underwent pancreaticoduodenectomy within a 12-year period were reviewed to determine the perioperative risk factors of pancreaticojejunal (PJ) anastomotic leak. Twenty-one PJ leaks were identified, for a frequency of 16% (21 of 131); 19% (4 of 21) of these patients eventually died of PJ leak-related complications. A total of 23 items of perioperative data, presumed as risk factors predisposing to PJ leak, were examined. By… CONTINUE READING

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