Randomized controlled trial of pancreaticojejunostomy versus stapler closure of the pancreatic stump during distal pancreatectomy to reduce pancreatic fistula. Ann Surg 2016; 264: 180-187.

Published: 21st September 2016

Authors: Kawai M, Hirono S, Okada K, Sho M, Nakajima Y, Eguchi H et al.

Conclusion

Some 136 procedures were included. Rates of postoperative pancreatic fistula were similar after stapled closure of the pancreatic stump (37.7 per cent) and pancreaticojejunostomy (38.7 per cent).

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