Teres ligament patch reduces relevant morbidity after distal pancreatectomy (the DISCOVER randomized controlled trial). Ann Surg 2016; 264: 723-730.

Published: 20th December 2016

Authors: Hassenpflug M, Hinz U, Strobel O, Volpert J, Knebel P, Diener M et al.

Conclusion

Use of the patch reduced the rate of reoperation (1.3 versus 13 per cent, P=0.009) but did not affect the rate of pancreatic fistula in this study that included 152 procedures.

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