The usefulness of drain data to identify a clinically relevant pancreatic anastomotic leak after pancreaticoduodenectomy?

@article{Shinchi2006TheUO,
  title={The usefulness of drain data to identify a clinically relevant pancreatic anastomotic leak after pancreaticoduodenectomy?},
  author={Hiroyuki Shinchi and Keita Wada and F.A.C.S. L. William Traverso},
  journal={Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery},
  year={2006},
  volume={10},
  pages={490-498}
}
Pancreatic anastomotic leak (leak) remains a persistent problem after pancreaticoduodenectomy (PD). Recent reports indicate a mean occurrence of 10% with a range of 2%–28% of patients. However, valid comparisons for these studies cannot be made because the definition of leak is variable, and many patients deemed to have a leak are not sick. The aim of this study was to determine the meaning of the volume and amylase content of the effluent from surgical drains by comparing these values to… CONTINUE READING
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