Routine drainage of the operative bed following elective distal pancreatectomy does not reduce the occurrence of complications.

Published on Jan 1, 2015in Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery2.686
· DOI :10.1007/s11605-014-2608-z
Stephen W. Behrman28
Estimated H-index: 28
(UTHSC: University of Tennessee Health Science Center),
Ben L. Zarzaur31
Estimated H-index: 31
(UTHSC: University of Tennessee Health Science Center)
+ 3 AuthorsHenry A. Pitt20
Estimated H-index: 20
(TU: Temple University)
Background : Routine drainage of the operative bed following elective pancreatectomy remains controversial. Data specific to distal pancreatectomy (DP) have not been examined in a multi-institutional collaborative.
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