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REVIEW  CONTROVERSIES IN PANCREATIC SURGERY 

Minerva Chirurgica 2019 June;74(3):270-4

DOI: 10.23736/S0026-4733.18.07945-2

Copyright © 2018 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: English

How to close the pancreatic stump and the role of sealants

Fabio AUSANIA 1 , Paula SENRA DEL RIO 2

1 HPB and Transplant Surgery, Clinic Hospital, Barcelona, Spain; 2 HPB Surgery, University Hospital of Vigo, Vigo, Spain



Postoperative pancreatic fistula (POPF) is the most common and also the most threatening complication following distal pancreatectomy. For this reason, morbidity and mortality of this operation remain still high. Over the last two decades, many different studies have been performed aiming to reduce the rate and the severity of POPF. However, effective treatments to prevent or avoid clinically relevant pancreatic fistula are still unclear. In this review, we discuss the current evidence on such a relevant topic.


KEY WORDS: Pancreatectomy - Pancreatic fistula - Complications

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