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Preoperative drainage in pancreatic cancer.

By Eugene P Kennedy, Ernest L Rosato and Charles J Yeo


Van der Gaag et al. conclude that preoperative biliary drainage in patients undergoing surgery for cancer of the head of the pancreas increases complications. Previous studies have shown that stenting is associated with a doubling in the risk of wound infection and an overall slightly increased risk of any complication

Topics: Thomas Jefferson University, Cholangiopancreatography, Endoscopic Retrograde, Drainage, Humans, Jaundice, Obstructive, Pancreatic Neoplasms, Pancreaticoduodenectomy, Postoperative Complications, Preoperative Care, Prosthesis Design, Stents, Cholangiopancreatography, Endoscopic Retrograde, Jaundice, Obstructive, Surgery
Publisher: Jefferson Digital Commons
Year: 2010
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