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REVIEW  CONTROVERSIES IN PANCREATIC SURGERY 

Minerva Chirurgica 2019 June;74(3):241-52

DOI: 10.23736/S0026-4733.19.07997-5

Copyright © 2019 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: English

Which is the best pancreatic anastomosis?

Guido FIORENTINI 1, Domenico TAMBURRINO 1, Giulio BELFIORI 1, Stefano CRIPPA 2, Stefano PARTELLI 2, Massimo FALCONI 2

1 Division of Pancreatic Surgery, IRCCS San Raffaele Hospital, Milan, Italy; 2 Vita e Salute University, Milan, Italy



Postoperative pancreatic fistula is responsible for most of the complications following pancreaticoduodenectomy and several surgical techniques and strategies to prevent it have been suggested. None of these was ever proved to be the safest. Aim of this review is to present existing evidence on the best pancreatic anastomosis.


KEY WORDS: Anastomosis, surgical - Pancreatic fistula - Postoperative complications - Pancreatojejunostomy

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