The challenge of pancreatic anastomosis

  title={The challenge of pancreatic anastomosis},
  author={Axel Kleespies and Markus Albertsmeier and Firas W. Obeidat and Hendrik Seeliger and K H Jauch and Christiane J Bruns},
  journal={Langenbeck's Archives of Surgery},
Significant progress in surgical technique and perioperative management has substantially reduced the mortality rate of pancreatic surgery. However, morbidity remains considerably high, even in expert hands and leakage from the pancreatic stump still accounts for the majority of surgical complications after pancreatic head resection. For that reason, management of the pancreatic remnant after partial pancreatoduodenectomy remains a challenge. This review will focus on technique, pitfalls, and… CONTINUE READING


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