The risk of pancreaticointestinal anastomosis can be predicted preoperatively.

@article{Friess1996TheRO,
  title={The risk of pancreaticointestinal anastomosis can be predicted preoperatively.},
  author={Helmut Friess and P Malfertheiner and Rainer Isenmann and Helmut K{\"u}hne and Hans G{\"u}nther Beger and Markus W. B{\"u}chler},
  journal={Pancreas},
  year={1996},
  volume={13 2},
  pages={202-8}
}
The risk of developing postoperative complications following pancreatic resection depends mainly on how difficult it is to perform a proper pancreaticointestinal anastomosis. We have evaluated the serum pancreolauryl test, a rapid tubeless pancreatic function test, as a simple preoperative predictor of the degree of pancreatic fibrosis. Degree of fibrosis in turn provides an indirect parameter for the difficulties of performing a proper and safe pancreaticointestinal anastomosis. In 35 patients… CONTINUE READING