Role of Somatostatin in the Prevention of Pancreatic Stump-related Morbidity following Elective Pancreaticoduodenectomy in High-risk Patients and Elimination of Surgeon-related Factors: Prospective, Randomized, Controlled Trial

@article{Shan2003RoleOS,
  title={Role of Somatostatin in the Prevention of Pancreatic Stump-related Morbidity following Elective Pancreaticoduodenectomy in High-risk Patients and Elimination of Surgeon-related Factors: Prospective, Randomized, Controlled Trial},
  author={Y O Shan and Edgar D. Sy and P. A. Lin},
  journal={World Journal of Surgery},
  year={2003},
  volume={27},
  pages={709-714}
}
A prospective, randomized, controlled trial was performed to determine the efficacy of somatostatin in the prevention of pancreatic stump-related complications with elimination of surgeon-related factors in high-risk patients undergoing panceaticoduodenectomy. From August 1997 to December 2000, 54 patients, 28 men and 26 women, with age ranged from 32 to 89 years, were randomly assigned to somatostatin group (n = 27) or placebo group (n = 27). Ninety-four percent of the patients had pancreatic… CONTINUE READING

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