Risk factors of pancreatic fistula following pancreaticoduodenectomy for periampullary cancer.


BACKGROUND/AIMS Pancreatic fistula remains one of the most common complications of pancreaticoduodenectomy. This study was carried out to identify relevant risk factors for the development of pancreatic fistula and to evaluate whether prophylactic administration of octreotide decreases their incidence. METHODOLOGY Between March 1985 and December 2001, 129… (More)


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