Modified Blumgart mattress suture versus conventional interrupted suture in pancreaticojejunostomy during pancreaticoduodenectomy. Randomized controlled trial. Ann Surg 2019; 269: 243–251.

Published: 9th April 2019

Authors: Hirono S, Kawai M, Okada K-I, Miyazawa M, Kitahata Y, Hayami S et al.


In this study that included 234 procedures, mattress sutures to the pancreaticojejunostomy did not reduce the rate of significant postoperative pancreatic fistula: 10.3 versus 6.8 per cent for standard interrupted sutures.

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