Effect of polyglycolic acid mesh for prevention of pancreatic fistula following distal pancreatectomy. A randomized clinical trial. JAMA Surg 2017; 152: 150-155.

Published: 17th May 2017

Authors: Jang J-Y, Shin YC, Han YM, Park JS, Han H-S, Hwang HK et al.


The study evaluated the effect of applying fibrin glue and then wrapping polyglycolic acid mesh round the pancreatic remnant after resection in 97 patients. The mesh significantly reduced the rate of clinically relevant postoperative fistula from 28.3 to 11.4 per cent, P=0.04.

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