Pyogenic Liver Abscess Following Pancreaticoduodenectomy: Risk Factors, Treatment, and Long-Term Outcome

@article{Njoku2014PyogenicLA,
  title={Pyogenic Liver Abscess Following Pancreaticoduodenectomy: Risk Factors, Treatment, and Long-Term Outcome},
  author={Victor C. Njoku and Thomas J. Howard and Changyu Shen and Nicholas J Zyromski and C. Max Schmidt and Henry A. Pitt and Attila Nakeeb and Keith D. Lillemoe},
  journal={Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery},
  year={2014},
  volume={18},
  pages={922-928}
}
Pancreaticoduodenectomy (PD) remains a challenging operation with a 40 % postoperative complication rate. Pyogenic liver abscess (PLA) is an uncommon complication following PD with little information on its incidence or treatment. This study was done to examine the incidence, risk factors, treatment, and long-term outcome of PLA after PD. We retrospectively reviewed 1,189 patients undergoing PD (N = 839) or distal pancreatectomy (DP) (N = 350) at a single institution over a 14-year period… CONTINUE READING
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